The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal is raising heads with its 2019 election campaign.
On Tuesday, January 1, the ANC launched its election campaign with the flying of a massive banner attached to a helicopter.
The party’s provincial spokesperson, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu, says the banner is also an invitation to South Africans to join the ANC January 8 celebrations. The January 8 celebrations signify the formation of the political party on 8 January 1912.
This January 8th will also see the party’s official manifesto launch. Both events will take place in Durban at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Simelane-Zulu explains the party has been active in KZN, as far as campaigning is concerned. In fact, she explains all the regions are mobilised to create awareness about the national election. The national elections are set to take place in May this year.
The provincial campaign will be a “day-to-day” one, Simelane-Zulu explains. During the campaign, ANC members and volunteers will talk to citizens about what they want from the governing body and what the party believes should be policy direction.
The ANC is taking this tactic because they would like the people to guide them on policy developments, Simelane-Zulu says.
The KZN region has a huge amount of sway in both directing policy decisions and leadership roles within the governing party. This is because it is home to the eThekwini Region, which is the biggest in the country. This area includes influential members such as the police minister Bheki Cele.
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