Elections ’24: Mbalula says South Africans still have confidence in ANC

Elections ’24: Mbalula says South Africans still have confidence in ANC

ANC Secretary General Fikile Mbalula believes there has been a shift in the attitude toward the governing party during the past few months of campaigning. 


Mbalula briefed the media on the state of readiness for the party’s Siyanqoba rally at FNB Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.

The ANC has been under pressure in the run-up to the elections, and the myriad of problems facing the country have led to predictions that it could fail to win an outright majority.

Mbalula said the entire ANC leadership remained on the campaign trail in an effort to secure votes. 

“Over the course of the last three months, every ANC leader, veteran, volunteer, and candidate has been on the ground, speaking to ordinary South Africans about their concerns and hopes, about the achievements of democracy, and about the work that we need to do together to continue to improve the lives of all our people.

“Our campaign has reached every community, from large cities to small towns, from villages to townships and from farms to suburbs.

“Over the course of the last three months, we have seen a clear shift in the mood of the country.

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“People are increasingly expressing their confidence in the ANC, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa, to build the economy and create jobs, to improve service delivery, to crack down on corruption and to unite the people of South Africa.

Mbalula says the campaign will continue beyond Saturday’s final rally.

"While the support for the ANC has been steadily increasing, while we are confident of a decisive mandate, we know that this election is not won until the voting stations close on Wednesday, 29 May.

“That is why we will be intensifying our campaign over the next few days. As we speak, the entire leadership of the ANC, COSATU, the SACP and other formations of the broader democratic movement are out in communities across the country.

“We are putting all our energy, resources, and effort into a final push to get out every vote on election day,” added Mbalula. 

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