FORMER President Jacob Zuma has reassured ANC supporters of a resounding victory for the ruling party in next month’s elections.
Accompanied by the ANC’s Deputy Chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal Mike Mabuyakhulu and the party’s Musa Dladla Regional Chairperson Mdu Mhlongo, Jacob Zuma led the ANC’s charm offensive in Esikhaleni, north of KwaZulu-Natal.
The campaign kicked off with an address to volunteers by the former President.
Zuma said while opposition parties seemed content with playing detractor to the ANC, the party had a proven service delivery track record.
“The ANC remains the only tried and tested organisation for the people. When it was founded in 1912, the ANC promised to liberate the country from the clutches of colonial oppression and later apartheid and we did exactly that. When we were elected into government in 1994 we entered into a service delivery contract with our people and we have delivered on our promises and will continue to do so until all our people’s lives improve for the better,” he said giving marching orders before a door-to-door campaign.
The former president was received with wild celebrations and ululations by the community when he embarked on a door-to-door visit with residents all pledging their support for the ANC in the May 8 elections. One such resident was 81-year old Mkhlu Mzila who said his blood remained black, green and gold. “I have been voting for the ANC since 1994 and I will do it again this time around,” the octogenarian said.
It was a sentiment shared by numerous other families in the area where residents, both young and old, said the ANC remained the only logical choice to take their aspirations forward.