The ANC has unleashed both former president Jacob Zuma and the almost-president Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on its campaign trail. The former president insists that a vote for the ruling party is a vote for a vehicle that's already on its path.
With Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma campaigning in the eThekwini region and ex-president Jacob Zuma promoting the ANC in Esikhawini, efforts to entice voters are in full swing.
The former president, according to News24, appears convinced of the party's ability to take SA forward:
“When you vote for the ANC, you vote for a car that is already en route, you don’t vote for a car whose road worthiness you are unsure of."
Continuing with this metaphor, Zuma appeals to voters in the region, where attendance at ANC events has reportedly been poor, saying that one cannot vote for a new car not knowing where it will lead and if you would even like the destination.
The retired leader insists that the ANC has delivered, claiming that people in rural areas have electricity, that people no longer walk to rivers to get water.
"There is no one who can say that the ANC has not worked for it's people. People of South African must stick with the ANC, which delivers."
Despite the bold remarks, News24 claims the area shows signs of a recent protest, with evidence of burning tyres and broken stone littering the streets, a sign that residents are not content with the current government, or at least it's service delivery.
A recent poll carried out by the Institute of Race Relations claimed that the ruling party is losing the support it once enjoyed in South Africa. People appear to be flocking to smaller parties instead, Briefly.co.za reported.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!