“We applaud the people who voted. We should correct all the weaknesses that we have internalised. Ours is to fast track socioeconomic transformation, which would create economic growth,” said Zikalala.
The Moses Mabhida region is the second-largest, behind eThekwini, in KwaZulu-Natal. Its struggle history is well-documented, particularly as the area where the late president Nelson Mandela was arrested by apartheid police in 1963.
Zikalala also expressed concern over the rising crime gripping the province. He said Imbali, Inanda, Umlazi, KwaMashu and Richmond were townships where crime continued to rise.
“We should work full-time to fight the proliferation of drugs, murder and rape. We want to rid our communities of guns.”
He urged communities to bolster community policing forums and form street patrols in all townships and villages.
He said 2022 had been earmarked as the year in which the party builds unity and focused on renewal. He said this gave reason to isolate members who had turned the party into a “federation” of factionalism.