Pretoria - ANC head of elections Nomvula Mokonyane says the
party will win Tshwane Municipality in the upcoming local government elections.
"We never go into battle with an intention to
lose," Mokonyane told reporters in Winterveldt on Friday.
"We are going to win Tshwane, and convincingly so."
Mokonyane was speaking during the walkabout by party leaders
in Tshwane. The leaders started their day in Soshanguve where they interacted
They were supposed to be joined by President Jacob Zuma, but
he missed the first part of the day due to problems experienced with his plane.
Mokonyane, during the second part of the programme in
Winterveldt, said the ANC had plans to move the municipality foward.
"We have a programme as the African National Congress
to move Tshwane forward. We are not talking about any other party, we talk
better about the ANC. We concede on our challenges and we have a plan to
resolve them," she said.
"Watch this space, on August 5, Tshwane will be having
an ANC leadership," she added.
Mokonyane maintained that they had a strong backing in the
city and that Friday's activities were to consolidate the support base.
She said they would be using a three-pronged
approach during their election campaigning.
"Our approach is to consolidate the base, reach out to
new voters and, most importantly, break into new territory," she said.
Mokonyane added that, while visiting Soshanguve, residents
had raised issues of unemployment and schools being too far away.
She said the ANC had made promises to address all the issues
"Three things came up during our interactions with the
residents. Among them was the issue of unemployment. Secondly was the issue of
the distance to schools, as that is a new area where people have just moved in.
They have children attending schools that are far and their request was that we
should avail scholar transport," said Mokonyane.
She added that people also showed appreciation for houses