‘Give us until 2030’

ANC national chair Baleka Mbete says the party has a deadline for solving all the country’s pressing problems.

ANC National Chairperson Baleka Mbete seen at the Mangaung conference. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

PHILIPPI - The ANC national chairperson said the party has given itself a deadline to resolve all the country's pressing problems.

Baleke Mbete addressed party supporters in Philippi, as part of the organisation's anniversary celebrations, on Sunday.

Among the chairperson's list of problems was hunger, poverty and a failing education system.

She said that by 2030, she believed that all these issues could be a thing of the past.

Mbete also said this undertaking was part of the ruling party's resolutions from the 53rd national conference in Mangaung.

Government was also expected to work harder on its turnaround strategy, according to Mbete.

The 2030 target can only be achieved if the party follows the National Development Plan put forward by the ANC, said Mbete.

Meanwhile ANC Western Cape leader, Marius Fransman, said with the national elections in sight, branches within the province were planning how to claim back the province from the Democratic Alliance.