- The African National Congress has finally joined the local government campaign trail with the launch of its plans to secure votes
- While many people feel the ANC has been lagging behind in its campaign for votes, the ANC's Head of Elections Fikile Mbalula says the party started campaigning a while ago
- Mbalula tried to restore confidence in South Africans with the launch of this plan but South Africans are not convinced the ANC is capable of governing
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly News on your News Feed!
JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress held a press conference on Thursday to let their South Africans know what local government election campaign plans are.
The ruling party is a bit behind on the campaign trail, the other opposition parties already rallying voters in various communities all over the country.
Mbalula went on to acknowledge that this time around, the ANC will have a harder time securing votes because the party has been met with numerous accusations of corruption in recent years. He added that their plight will be twice as hard.
PAY ATTENTION: Never miss breaking news – join Briefly News' Telegram channel!
Mbalula encouraged South Africans to vote for the ANC because the party has done a lot to address and fight corruption and says they are an organisation that self-corrects.
He also gave the example of suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, who would have launched the party's election campaign but didn't because of the step-aside rule.
According to EWN, the ANC will be making use of strategies they have used in the past to campaign for votes since they have been proven to be successful.
On September 27, the ANC will release its manifesto to South Africa.
Here's how South Africans reacted to the ANC's elections campaign plan:
"Self correcting for how long... it's 28 yrs now still correcting... no no nooo you are fumbling now, stand aside & give other parties a chance to correct your mess. SAns it's your time to vote wisely."
"Restore confidence? So it's gone "
"Fikile in charge must bring tears of joy to the opposition parties"
"I think people want to vote for a party that is providing services. The one that is self correcting needs to be given space to sort out its personal problems maybe it will get another opportunity to lead next time."
"Fikile did say the ANC is a self correcting party but to date all the ANC has done is self collect as individuals."
Helen Zille’s attack on IEC causes tension and Mzansi is exasperated
Briefly News previously reported that the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) stated that they are worried about Helen Zille's attacks on them. They have yet to decide on what action they are willing to take against the DA federal chairperson.
Sy Mamabolo of the IEC stated it could take steps against Zille if she proceeded to 'attack' them. The African National Congress (ANC) also accused Zille of making fake, baseless and irksome allegations against the party; thus hurting the Constitutional Court's character.
The opposition party's federal chairperson accused the Commission of being conquered by the ruling party. Zille went on to pounce on the IEC's resolution to open the candidate registration.