Mokonyane: Opposition parties make promises they can’t keep

The ANC's Nomvula Mokonyane says opposition parties are using cheap politicking to deceive voters.

FILE: Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says opposition parties are making promises they won't be able to deliver on.

Mokonyane and the African National Congress's (ANC) Tshwane mayoral candidate, Thoko Didiza, spent yesterday morning at churches in the capital city, listening to sermons and engaging with church goers as part of the party's campaign.

Didiza has urged all South Africans to pray for peaceful elections.

Mokonyane says these elections have seen opposition parties using cheap politicking to deceive voters.

"It has been an election where the opposition is focusing on vilifying the ANC, talking evil about the ANC."

She says some of the promises made are unrealistic.

"Raising expectations that can never be fulfilled even by a socialist government, [such as] building a clinic in every ward."

The minister says the ANC is rather focused on a developmental campaign which spearheads transformation.