Zuma urges people to vote for the ANC, for the Constitution

President Jacob Zuma said the party is committed to improving the way municipalities function.

President Jacob Zuma at the ANC’s election manifesto in Port Elizabeth on 16 April, 2016. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

PORT ELIZABETH - President Jacob Zuma has told African National Congress supporters a vote for his party is a vote for the Constitution.

Delivering the ANC's local government election manifesto in Port Elizabeth today, Zuma said the ruling party has been guided by the Constitution in all the work it does.

Today's event is happening more than two weeks after he was found to have breached the Constitution in the way he handled the Nkandla spending debacle.

The country's highest court, ruled Zuma failed to uphold, defend and respect the supreme law of the land.

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The president set out his party's commitments to improve local government services over the next five years said his party is guided by the Constitution, which outlines the rights all citizens are entitled to.

This includes access to clean running water, social security, housing and education.

"A vote for the ANC is a vote for the united, non-racial, democratic, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa."

One of the successes he highlighted is the increase in the percentage of households with access to piped water.

61 percent of households had running water in 2001 compared to 90 percent in 2014.

Zuma said the party is committed to improving the way municipalities function and corrupt officials and councillors won't be let off the hook.