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Housing tops ANC's priority list

Housing delivery, water and proper sanitation are among the party's top 10 priorities.

ANC Western Cape Chairman Marius Fransman (L) and ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during a door-to-door campaign. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) says housing is on top of its list of 10 priorities that it will tackle in continued service delivery efforts.

Speaking to the Covenant Christian Church congregation in Mitchells Plain on Sunday, ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa again promised the construction of one million reconstruction and development programme (RDP) houses in the next five years.

Ramaphosa, who was part of a high-level ANC delegation campaigning in the province over the weekend, received a warm welcome at the Mitchells Plain church.

"I feel at home here, I am home."

He visited the church with ANC provincial head Marius Fransman.

The two leaders emphasised their confidence of a win in the upcoming elections and thanked the church for its support.

Ramaphosa received rousing applause when he shared the ANC's top priorities, which include housing delivery and the provision of water and proper sanitation.

He also listed some of the ANC's successes over the last 20 years, saying the party had ensured the construction of more than three million RDP homes.

Meanwhile, the party said the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s days as the ruling party in the Western Cape were numbered.

Ramaphosa said the ANC was confident of a win.

"The ANC is going to win the Western Cape, there is just no doubt about that. Our support base is growing phenomenally. The Western Cape is ours!"

South Africans will cast their ballots on 7 May, which has been declared a public holiday.

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