Zuma promises all-round improvements

The president also says the ANC will add another one million homes to the national electricity grid.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma unveiled the ANC's election manifesto for this year's elections held at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga on Saturday 11 January 2014. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has promised the ANC will improve government hospitals and government will reform the private health sector to bring costs down.

He also says the ANC will add another one million homes to the national electricity grid.

He's now unveiled the ANC's election manifesto for this year's elections.

Zuma says the ANC will continue to focus on creating jobs, improving health facilities and making our schools better.

"Our key commitments for the next five years are making early childhood development a priority, eradicating illiteracy and improve quality in teaching."

Zuma also says any members found guilty by a court will be expected to step down from any government office they hold.

The party's also promising to create more jobs.

Meanwhile, the presidency maintains there is nothing untoward about amending any part of the constitution.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj says the constitution is not a static document and can be changed in accordance with the spirit it conveys.

Some opposition parties have expressed concern after reports that President Jacob Zuma spoke of possible changes to the constitution at the ANC's anniversary celebrations near Nelspruit.

Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni says this is only possible if the party wins a two thirds majority vote in the up-coming elections.

"I do think that it's a signal that the ANC will want to rally its constituencies by saying should we have such a two thirds majority, we may change some of the issues.

"One more thing is around the redistribution of wealth and property clause that is the main sticky point."