The ANC is going for broke in this years election, according to Fikile Mbalula. The ANC Head of Elections is adamant that the ruling party has what it takes to win the 2019 general elections and, if they don't, he would rather be part of the opposition than settle for a coalition.
Fikile Mbalula is adamant that the ANC will retain their majority in the hotly-contested 2019 elections.
The ANC Head of Elections says his party is all in to win this year, but that he would rather gracefully accept being the opposition if they lost instead of forming a coalition.
Mbalula is currently leading the harshest election for the ANC since 1994 and is adamant that a coalition with other parties is not an option:
"The ANC will not govern through coalitions. We want an outright win, in case we don't, we will be the opposition because that is where the people would have put us."
According to The Sowetan, the election head and other leaders are doing everything possible to ensure the ANC retains the majority. Despite Mbalula himself admitting this was a tough year for the ANC, he is convinced that the party's track record will push them through to victory:
"We are where we were not 25 years ago... then we had mud schools, [now] we open schools every month. We also did well by separating the department of education [into basic education, and higher education and training]. There are many other things that we have implemented."
Corruption is an issue on the minds of South African voters as the election draws ever nearer. With allegations of top ANC officials being on BOSASA's payroll and a questionable candidates list, the ruling party will have a hard time convincing SA that they deserve our trust.
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