As political parties gear up for the upcoming local government elections, voters are showing very little interest in casting their voted come November 1. When it comes to the governing party, doubts are very high if they will acquire enough voted to keep them in power in several municipalities. The ANC's campaign for the elections has seen top officials being chased away by angry citizens who are fed up with empty promises and compromised service delivery
However, Deputy President David Mabuza has expressed optimism about the party's performance in the upcoming local elections. He says voters will still choose the ANC because they still have respect for the governing party - despite the service delivery challenges they are facing. Mabuza was speaking while leading the ANC's elections campaign in Wards 25 and 26 in the Polokwane sub-region.
This is a very dangerous statement for to be uttered by Mabuza. According to Black Twitter, Mabuza's statement is very much arrogant. "This is exactly why the ANC needs to get a thrashing in the LGE. They treat the people who put them in power like nothing, and they do absolutely nothing to do better for the people of RSA. Their level of arrogance is really starting to piss us all off. Tsek ANC Tsek," a Twitter user remarked. You are so naive Mr ANC Deputy President...Do you real think electorate still has respect for the ANC or you are suffering from Vaccine side effects? another tweep said.
Meanwhile, some potential voters who have interacted with Mabuza have expressed concerns about the lack of water and poor state of roads. This is a time when officials of the ruling party should be careful of what they say. The electorate is not happy and these "arrogant" statements my cause rejection for the ANC from the public. Voters are no longer moved by ANC Tshirts, they want services!
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