Mbeki: Incoming president has to live up to SA's expectations

Mbeki: Incoming president has to live up to SA's expectations

The political party that emerges from today's elections victorious has the responsibility to live up to South Africa's expectations, according to Thabo Mbeki. The former president felt that the new governing party should hold the aspirations of the people in the highest regard.

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Former president Thabo Mbeki is adamant that the winners of today's national elections should 'live up to the expectations of the people'.

Mbeki, who cast his vote in Joburg, told TimesLIVE that all politicians were acutely aware of the aspirations of citizens and should ensure they uphold them:

“People are very concerned about poverty, unemployment and inequality. Therefore, I think whichever party gets elected, nationally or provincially, those parties have got a very heavy responsibility to practically live up to the expectations of the people."

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The incoming president was advised by Mbeki to tackle unemployment, inequality and poverty as matters of priority.

The ANC stalwart urged citizens to think carefully before casting their ballots in order to ensure the best possible candidate was elected into power.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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