- Fikile Mbalula urged voters to give the ANC another chance
- He said the party was making strides in addressing several key issues, such as the economy and corruption
- He acknowledged that more needed to be done, but asked citizens to focus on the positives
ANC head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, says the party has "moved with speed" to address corruption.
He said that South Africans should still vote for the party because it had considerable work in addressing economic problems and in overhauling certain departments.
He made the comments during an interview with Radio 702, during which he praised the ANC's reforms at SAPS and the National Prosecuting Authority.
Mbalula also praised the government's record on job creation, saying that 85 000 jobs had been created in the last quarter.
He also said that lots of work was being done to stabilise Eskom, according to Eyewitness News. However, the power utility is still plagued by ageing infrastructure among other issues, with some experts saying that power shortages will only get worse over the next decade.
Mbalula acknowledged that the ANC still had much work to do, but asked voters to consider the positives. He pointed to improvements in the quality of education and social security as examples, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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Mbalula stressed that the ANC would be addressing its own internal corruption problems, but the facts do not entirely support this. After all, little to no legal action has been taken against those responsible for state capture, despite Cyril Ramaphosa's assurances.
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