‘ANC bigwigs visit Tlokwe’


THE ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) comes out of Tlokwe and Matlosana in Dr Kenneth Kaunda region boisterous. The organisation’s bigwig including ministers, were in the area to facilitate the Provincial Executive Committee elections campaign.

Minister of science and technology, Naledi Pandor, minister of health, Aaron Motsoaledi, minister of telecommunication and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele, deputy minister of communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, ANC Chief Whip, Jackson Mthembu and deputy minister of agriculture, Bheki Cele met with ANC staunch supporters and potential voters during a door-to-door campaign.

PEC spokesperson, Gerald Modise said the people were grateful to meet with their leaders. He said they raised few concerns regarding basic service delivery.

“We visited Tlokwe and Matlosana this weekend. We also introduced our ward councillor candidates to the broader community. The people are happy and adamant that they will vote for the ANC on August 3. We visited few churches on Sunday too,” Modise said.

ANC chief whip, Jackson Mthembu said they were emboldened by the support they received from Dr Kenneth Kaunda region. He said this was a good sign for the party ahead of local government elections.

“We intensify our efforts to mobilise the masses to vote ANC in the upcoming government elections. ANC government has done fairly-well to improve the quality of life for our citizens. We remain committed to build on the progress of the past 15 years and re-double our efforts towards a better life for all.

“The report highlights that there are many achievements that have transformed the country’s urban landscape from apartheid construction to democratic spaces which all citizens are free to interact. It is further indication of the progress we have made in deconstructing the apartheid city and improving service delivery,” Mthembu said.

Siyabonga Cwele also shared the same sentiments. Cwele said the ANC was the only movement that has the interest of the people at heart. He added that people from Tlokwe and Matlosana welcomed the party.

“People received the party well and also addressed few concerns raised by the communities. We went to Sonderwater Informal Settlements, Promosa and other parts of Ikageng Location, Potchefstroom. Some of community members urged the party to address water and sanitation including electricity issues.

“The ANC has always appreciated and welcome concerns raised by them. We are the only organisation that listens to the people. We will make sure we address those concerns and we will do follow-ups. The ANC wants to eradicate inequality, unemployment and poverty. The gap between rich and impoverished is narrowly closing down,” Cwele said.

The party lambasted the independent candidates who called for the resignation of IEC chairperson, Mosotho Mepye. The independent candidates alleged that Meyepe failed dismally on his duty. Tlokwe is one of the highly contested municipalities in North West.


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