ANC Trying to Buy Support with Celebrations in Zululand

Jan 14, 2015 | Press Releases

In its desperation to win votes ahead of the 2016 local government elections, the ANC went to the Western Cape and now plan to continue its 103 year celebrations in Zululand.

“We are not surprised by their plans as desperate people will resort to desperate measures. The people of Zululand and the Western Cape know better than to be fooled by these one-day events that leave them no better off. The ANC leadership will arrive in Zululand sipping champagne and leave the people in hunger with false promises. They are using their 103 years celebration to entice people to vote for the ANC,” said the IFP Deputy National Spokesperson Mr Joshua Mazibuko.

“President Jacob Zuma and his African National Congress (ANC) cohorts clearly have no conscience as they are, yet again, entrenched in an election campaign that is structured on lies and false promises. They are again promising jobs, water, electricity, houses, improved service delivery and a clampdown on corruption. Furthermore, as the 2016 local government elections approach, they will resort to their usual devious pre-election practice of distributing food parcels in rural areas to win favour and, worse still, their deceptive new trick is to make orchestrated appearances, in certain arbitrary churches, accompanied by camera crews”

“People know that the celebration will not be about them but about the ANC getting more support to continue with its legacy of weak administration and poor service delivery to the people. People of Zululand are intelligent and they will not be fooled by this once-off celebration meal and entertainment.

As the ruling party, the ANC should be focusing its efforts on service delivery thereby improving the lives of our people,” continued Mr Mazibuko.

The IFP is not surprised by such cheap ANC ploys as their plans are very clear in view of the local government elections next year. We are confident that those plans will not succeed in Zululand or anywhere else.

Issued by:
IFP Deputy National Spokesperson
Mr Joshua Mazibuko 083 992 6135

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