Issued by the office of the ANC EC Provincial Secretary
The ANC contested by-elections in Makana Municipality and has retained ward 1.
We applaud the hard work done by the Sarha Baartman ANC Region, the sub-region of Makana and everyone who contributed. This is not just an indication that the ANC is taking serious the needs of our people in communities but also an indication that the majority of our people still have confidence in the ANC. ANC is their only option.
It is not by luck that we win these by-elections. This victory signaled the next coming local government outcomes next year. This victory is a vote of confidence, a serious statement directed to all those who doubt the intelligence of the masses especially in farming areas.
This victory is a testament that our communities well appreciate the successes and challenges faced by the current government but through their power to decide government, they always choose the best organization that has delivered housing, social improvement and better life …
The ANC and people of Makana are well aware of the service delivery challenges facing the Makana Municipality but that does not change focus on who must lead in governance but rather retain the experienced organisation and work together to address these challenges.
We salute the voters who went all out to vote despite the weather but remain committed to their struggles and dispel the nonsense and the rhetoric by the opposition. The ANC is always committed and working hard to address the service delivery problems in that municipality.
The statement must be attributed to the ANC EC Provincial Spokes Person Cde. Mlibo Qhoboshiyane.