As the ANC prepares to celebrate its 103rd birthday on Saturday, President Jacob Zuma has targeted the Western Cape which is the only one of South Africa’s nine provinces not under the control of the ruling party.
Zuma turned on the charm and the promises saying the ANC should regain the province at elections scheduled for 2016.
President Jacob Zuma’s taken to the streets of Cape Town building up excitement about the ANC’s birthday celebration this weekend.
Accompanied by party’s Western Cape Provincial Chairman Marius Fransman, he was warmly received by residents who had waited for two hours for his arrival.
Zuma told them that he would unveil a plan of action for the province at the party’s celebrations on Saturday.
The ANC’s calling on Cape Town residents to cast their votes wisely and unseat the Democratic Alliance that has controlled the province since 2009.
Zuma rejected opposition claims that the Western Cape is a model of how it could govern nationally, saying it’s the only province led by people who don’t even know the struggles of the poor, who only focus on helping those in their own areas.
He says the ANC fought for freedom, and is now fighting to change the lives of the people for the better.
The DA has increased the slim 51 percent majority that gave it the Western Cape six years ago to sixty percent at last year’s elections.