Duarte: The ANC will continue to achieve
Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the party and a massive celebration is set to take place in CT.
JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) says it has achieved many of its objectives since its inception in 1912 and will continue to serve the people in every province.
Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the party and a massive celebration is set to take place at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
The Western Cape is the only province which the party does not govern.
But the ANC's deputy secretary general Jesse Duarte says this is a goal for the next elections.
"We control eight provinces very well. We are looking at taking over the Western Cape very soon, starting with the local government elections in 2016, so we are doing well as a political movement and we hope to continue to do so and to serve the people of South Africa."
At the same time, President Jacob Zuma will continue his charm offensive in the Western Cape as the African National Congress (ANC) tries to rally support.
Zuma kicked off the first in a series of public appearances in Philippi, where he was greeted by dozens of residents on Tuesday.
"Because if this province is not in the hands of the ANC, you will continue to suffer."
He told locals the party has to take back the Cape Town municipality in the next government elections before winning the province back from the Democratic Alliance (DA).