JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng says its election strategy will be to remind voters what the party has done for them.
The ruling party believes its shortcomings far outweigh the many positive contributions its policies have made to the lives of Gauteng residents.
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The organisation’s provincial executive committee is currently holding its lekgotla at the birchwood hotel in Boksburg.
The event will outline the party’s programme of action for the rest of the year, and finalise its election strategy.
LAST 30 YEARS
The ANC in Gauteng is set to adopt the same strategy as its mother body, which is to campaign on the last 30 years of democracy.
Opposition parties have criticised the ANC, saying it has taken this approach because the current administrations have no demonstrable wins to run on.
ANC provincial secretary Thembinkosi Nciza said voters wanted a party with a track record of governance.
“We are reminding our people where they come from, we are reminding our people what we have done, but we are also accepting where we have faltered.
“Because you must also agree this is where we have made mistakes, but over and above that, we believe the people of Gauteng are prepared to give the ANC a chance to lead again.”
Gauteng has been considered by analysts as a swing province, with the ANC having narrowly kept their majority in the last elections by getting 50.19% of the vote.