By-election campaign well supported

The voting stations are open today and special votes were cast yesterday.

Lifa Nkosi is the candidate to succeed Mandla Mamba, former Ward 45 councillor who resigned in April.

The ANC campaign, dubbed Siyanqoba (victory), was held at Esikalini Sports Ground.

In opening the event, Mamba who now serves as a branch chairman for the ward, encouraged the community to vote for the ANC.

“The ANC is the only political party that cares for the people, so please vote correctly and vote for it. We also encourage discipline and respect from our members,” said Mamba.
ANC provincial chairman, Lucky Ndinisa, was also present during the event. He assured the members that the ANC leadership will be present everywhere people celebrate.

He advised each and every elected ANC leader to push the ANC agenda and maintain the legacy of Oliver Tambo.
He further discouraged violence against woman and children. “As ANC leadership, we strongly condemn the abuse thereof and we request pastors, traditional healers and anyone with a solution to help to curb it.”

Ndinisa also advised men that no one would respect them if they abused women.

Nkosi assured the community members of the ward that he will serve them with dignity and requested their cooperation.

He called on them not to leave the ANC because of mistakes committed by individuals.

“If I am wrong, please correct me in a constructive way. Do not leave the ANC, as there is no one bigger than the ANC. Let us jointly help to bring back the good image of our party,” concluded Nkosi.

The final campaign on Monday was very tense, as both ANC and EFF staged campaigns a stone’s throw away from each other in Extension 11.

Tom Zwane

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