ANC Eastern Cape to take stock of losses

2017-02-03 19:55
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Johannesburg - The ANC’s losing the Nelson Mandela Bay metro in last year’s elections will form part of discussion at its lekgotla this weekend.

“Some don’t even vote for us because the things we have said we are going to do, we don't do them,” ANC Eastern Cape secretary Oscar Mabuyane told News24 on Friday.

They would address these issues by ensuring that it improved and delivered services.

“If we don't get our government working in the manner in which it’s supposed to be working, we will continue to experience problems where our people will be acting in a certain way.”

Ministers whose departments were involved in the province’s economic development would attend the three-day lekgotla, as would ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Topics of discussion would include key Eastern Cape projects such as the N2 highway, the bio-fuel project in Cradock, the manganese project in Coega, and the agri-parks programme.

“We believe these are projects, if they are implemented, will definitely turn around the economic outlook and the developmental outlook of the province.”

In the past two weeks, the ANC held its national executive committee and Cabinet lekgotlas.

The DA took the Nelson Mandela Bay metro from the ANC after the August 3 elections last year with 47.7% of the votes. The ANC got 41.79%. The region had historically been controlled by the ANC.  

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