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Mantashe urges ANC members not to rest on their laurels

Gwede Mantashe highlighted the disparities between the Cape Flats communities and the more affluent suburbs.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe in Nyanga doing door-to-door campaigning. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe has urged party members not to rest on their laurels and to work hard ahead of the 3 August local government elections.

Mantashe was campaigning in Cape Town over the weekend, vying for votes.

On the campaign trail in suburbs around Cape Town yesterday, Mantashe highlighted the disparities between the city's Cape Flats communities and the city's more affluent suburbs.

He believes speeding up service delivery to the poor will best address this divide.

Provincial party secretary Faiez Jacobs echoed these sentiments.

"We've got candidates, now we are urging the people to give the ANC a chance. We will unite our people and we will ensure that ANC continues to deliver basic services and prioritises the vulnerable."

Mantashe also reiterated that unity within the provincial structures is integral to the ANC's success in the up-coming municipal elections.