- Mbalula warned the ANC that they would need to work hard to win an overwhelming majority
- A two-thirds majority was not an option as the ANC wanted complete control
- A workshop is being held to plan for the 2019 elections
The former minister of police and newly appointed ANC head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, has warned the ANC that an overwhelming victory at the polls in 2019 is not guaranteed.
Briefly.co.za learned that Mbalula said that the ANC would have to work very hard to convince the voters and that there would be fierce competition from the opposition parties according to iol.co.za.
”We are not chasing a two-thirds majority but an overwhelming victory,” said Mbalula. The ANC would be holding a workshop aimed at preparing the party for the 2019 elections. The workshop would take place at the Birchwood Hotel in Ekurhuleni.
Some of the top six and the entire NEC would attend the meeting where the party would draw up its battle plans and strategies for the next general election.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe has said that the ANC has asked all former president, including Jacob Zuma, to be part of the NEC as ex officio members.
Mbeki and Motlanthe were not able to attend and offered their apologies.
Mbalula said that the ANC would run a positive campaign. Election promises would include decisive action against corruption.
The party would also be asking the public and ANC members to donate money to buy airtime and data for the campaign.
The Independent Electoral Commission has urged all voters to to visit voting stations next weekend to confirm that the voter's roll was accurate.
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