President Jacob Zuma promises promises robust but peaceful electioneering in the run up to local polls in August.
The South African President says the African National Congress will approach the elections like an army.
The country’s governing party faces its toughest contest since coming to power 22 years ago.
President Jacob Zuma was speaking at yesterday’s (Monday) signing of the Independendent Electoral Commission code of conduct south of Pretoria.
The 13 political parties represented in the South Africa Parliament have pledged their commitment to abide by the rules set out by the Electoral Commission.
Zuma says the ruling party is committed to helping give South Africa a successful local government election.
The ANC reaffirms its commitment to political tolerance and peaceful co-existence with other parties.
Zuma says they look forward to a robust and peaceful electioneering period.
No advantage will be given to any party during the election process.
The ANC will canvas and participate equally.
Victors will be congratulated as will those who do not win.
For the first time since winning power in 1994, the ANC stands a chance of losing its majority in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth.
Opposition parties say they will be keeping a close eye on the electoral body.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says he’s not confident the IEC will fulfill its electoral mandate.