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Analyst: ‘ANC rhetoric is not reality’

Political analyst Max du Preez says the electorate will not buy into the ANC’s rhetoric.

ANC members singing and dancing as march to the party 103 celebration to held at the Cape Town Stadium on 10 January 2015. Masa Kekana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - At least one political analyst believes the African National Congress (ANC)'s decision to host its 103rd birthday celebrations in Cape Town will not make much of an impact at next year's local government election.

Party bigwigs spent much of last week campaigning in the province ahead of its birthday bash at Cape Town Stadium yesterday.

The Western Cape is the only province not governed by the ANC.

Political analyst Max du Preez says the ANC failed in its attempts to secure a bigger support base in the region.

"I think, 20 years on, almost 21 years on, the electorate already know how to distinguish between rhetoric and reality. The birthday celebration rhetoric was just rhetoric."