ANC will win‚ even with the problems it's facing: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

19 July 2016 - 19:06 By Kingdom Mabuza

Veteran politician Winnie Madikizela-Mandela‚ who is recuperating from back surgery‚ walked steadily out of her Soweto home on Tuesday afternoon to endorse the African National Congress election campaign.The ruling party is under siege from opposition parties‚ which are fiercely contesting seats in the coming local government elections. Since the election of Mmusi Maimane as the Democratic Alliance leader and the emergence of the Economic Freedom Fighters‚ the ANC has been forced to campaign harder‚ especially in townships.SA Communist Party stands by its endorsement of ANC in 2016 electionsThe legitimacy of the once popular movement of the people has been eroded ‎amid allegations of corruption in government‚ lack of adequate service delivery and imposing of candidates on local communities.Madikizela-Mandela‚ who has not been participating in election campaigns of the party owing to her poor health‚ is among the few surviving veteran ANC leaders and still commands respect in the rank and file of the party."I am delighted that you are here‚ these are difficult times for the ANC. But I want to tell the people of South Africa to do the right thing and vote for the ANC‚ the revolutionary movement‚" she said.She decried the political killings of candidates‚ which she said was foreign."We will do the right thing‚ we will win with all these problems we are facing. The ANC will win with a majority‚" she concluded.

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