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LIVE BLOG: 'We ask you to give ANC a resounding mandate to fix Tshwane'
The ANC is the last of the big three parties in South Africa to launch its LGE manifesto.
"We now know that unless you, the voters actively partner with us in our mission to build better communities we will not be able to achieve the pledges we make in our manifesto. And so today we ask you to go out and vote on the 1st of November. We ask you to give the ANC a resounding mandate to fix Tshwane, our capital city, and every other city, town, village and rural area in the country."
"In many areas of this city, rubbish is not collected regularly and lies in huge dumps attracting flies and rats. Informal settlements have not been upgraded and the city has failed to make land available so that residents can access serviced stands and move out of inhumane settlements on dolomitic land."
"As the African National Congress, we are well aware that many people here in Tshwane and elsewhere in the country decided not to vote for us in the 2016 local elections. We understand that you were disappointed with the ANC, discouraged by our shortcomings and angry about allegations of state capture and corruption."
"No-one must be discriminated against or attacked on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In all our programmes and in all our activities, we need to ensure that we empower women economically, socially and politically – so that we can steadily advance towards the achievement of gender equality and a non-sexist society."
"We must intensify our work to make homes, public spaces and places of work safer for women and children. The fight against gender-based violence is our collective responsibility.
The ANC will continue to tackle violence against the LGBTQIA+ community with the same resolve that we tackle other hate crimes."
"The ANC will work with communities and law enforcement to build safer communities and fight crime and substance abuse. Even as I address you this evening, the people of Tshwane are mourning the tragic and brutal killing of Tshepo Motaung, an ANC candidate for these elections and a local councillor in Mabopane."
"As part of the renewal of our movement, and to strengthen local government leadership, we have implemented a rigorous interview process to select ANC mayoral candidates.
This is to ensure that every person who is placed in this crucial leadership position in ANC-led municipalities has the experience, capabilities and commitment to fulfil that responsibility."