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Philippi residents voice their grievances to Zuma

President Jacob Zuma & ANC provincial leaders, including Marius Fransman, campaigned in Cape Town today.

President Jacob Zuma campaigned in Cape Town today. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Community members in Philippi have told President Jacob Zuma the African National Congress (ANC) has to address unemployment and crime to win votes in the local government elections.



Zuma and ANC provincial leaders, including embattled chairperson Marius Fransman, campaigned in Cape Town today.



Their first stop was a door-to-door campaign in Philippi.

Hundreds of residents welcomed Zuma to Philippi's Siyahlala Informal Settlement.

Zuma and ANC mayoral candidate for Cape Town Xolani Sotashe visited two homes where they were told people are struggling to find work.



Locals also complained about high levels of crime, including house burglaries and vehicle theft.

Zuma told residents they had to ensure Sotashe is elected mayor so that he can address their problems.

The President was also expected to visit Delft and Khayelitsha today.