Zuma: ANC must approach local govt elections like an army
The president is addressing the Gauteng’s ANC provincial general conference in Irene, Pretoria.
The president is addressing the Gauteng ANC's provincial general conference in Irene, Pretoria.
He says the ANC must be ready to defeat the enemy in elections.
"Your weapon must be better than the enemy, a superior military plan."
#ANCGP Zuma: You must have all the ammunition and guns! But dont shoot. Elections are an important time. EC— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 13, 2016
Zuma also emphasised the importance of winning at the polls.
"If we win elections by a wide margin, we have power, the power to change even law."
#ANCGP Zuma: A party that wins elections runs a state. There are three legs we stand on. Political power, economic and security power. EC— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 13, 2016
The meeting comes after the ANC in the province called on the president to 'do the right thing', following a Constitutional Court ruling that he failed to uphold the Constitution in his handling of the Nkandla saga.
It also comes ahead of the local government elections, where both the Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters aim to take support from the ANC in Johannesburg and Tshwane.
A supporter earlier said they were eager to hear Zuma's plans on how to move on the campaign trail.
"As we approach local government elections in August, we are expecting them to tell us the history and give us the way forward and approach as well."