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ACDP candidates will ensure voters get the 'best of the best', says Meshoe

Party president Kenneth Meshoe says the ANC should stop insulting the intelligence of South Africans.

African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) President Kenneth Meshoe has been campaigning in Paarl east in the Western Cape. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Smaller parties have also been canvassing for votes across the country with the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) saying it is certain it has done enough to assure voters they can get the job done.

Party president Kenneth Meshoe says the African National Congress (ANC) should stop insulting the intelligence of South Africans by thinking it can blackmail voters emotionally.

He was referring to President Jacob Zuma's statement on Friday where he said if people don't vote for the ANC they will anger their ancestors.

Reverend Meshoe says the ACDP has done all it can with its current budget.

He says he is confident South Africans will vote for candidates with big hearts who are ready to get the job done.

"The ACDP has men and women who want to serve our people and ensure that they get the best of the best."

Meanwhile, Agang-SA's Andries Tlouamma says they are confident that there will be large support for them in parts of the country.

"What we do is that we believe in talking to our people, we do not believe in populist statements, we believe in reality and we think our people are suffering."

The Independent Electoral Commission says there are 855 independent candidates running in this year's municipal elections, a slight increase from 754 in 2011.

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