Cyril Ramaphosa vows ANC will boot out corruption in the North West

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised the people of Potchefstroom that the party would boot out corrupt leaders should they vote them back into power.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa on the campaign trail in Tlokwe in North West on 8 October 2021. Picture: @MYANC/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised the people of Potchefstroom in the North West that the party would boot out corrupt leaders should they vote them back into power.

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Ramaphosa addressed residents in Promosa and Ikageng on Friday.

He said the North West would no longer be known as the home of corrupt municipalities.

"We are going to make sure that our local muniicalities work properly here in the North West. And we are going to root out corruption."

Ramaphosa said ANC councillors who had opted to stand next month's elections under other parties or as independent candidates were within their rights but added this meant they had cut ties with the party.

He said he was excited to see young people in the party putting their hands up for leadership positions.

FACTIONALISM TAKES A BACK SEAT

Meanwhile, Ramaphosa said factional battles in the party had taken a backseat as leaders campaign to restore public confidence in the ANC ahead of the local government polls on 1 November.

He said he was using the campaign trail to unite his party.

"I'm urging everyone, as president, to belong to one faction and that faction is a united African National Congress. I'm seeing great unity of purpose, a great unity for the future so I'm using the election campaign as a unifying force."

Ramaphosa later said he was confident the ANC would win the municipal elections.

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