By Emily Setona
QWAQWA – Members of the African National Congress (ANC) from the 35 wards of Maluti -A-Phofung met last Sunday for the verification of the structure by the national team.
Volunteers from all the districts were welcomed by ANC’s regional task team (RTT) convener Malefu Vilakazi who is also the executive mayor of the Thabo Mofutsanyana district municipality.
“I would like to emphasise that the TMDM has the largest number of registered voters in the Free State particularly the region of Maluti – a – Phofung (MAP) municipality. So today I have decided to take time out to focus on matters that concern the ANC. I am also a volunteer,” Malefu said.
The meeting was aimed at orientating ANC members around the strategy that the party will be implementing in their door-to-door campaign. It emphasised that the ANC cannot expect to win the local elections without implementing a vigorous campaign action plan.
The party’s provincial head of elections Saki Mokoena, addressed the audience that was made up of council candidates and volunteers from the different wards, guiding the ANC members on how to conduct a successful door-to-door campaign.
“The ANC has a very powerful machinery; it has registered voters in every voting district, therefore door-to-door volunteers must make full use of that strength,” Mokoena said.
Many of the party’s members are adamant that the ANC is not corrupt a corrupt organisation, but corruption has been perpetrated by a handful of individuals who are facing prosecution as a result.
Mokoena went on to advise the volunteers not to shy away from being honest with voters, by acknowledging the challenges that are of concern to voters.
“There is a science to the voting process, numbers don’t lie. The volunteers must focus on going to the households with registered voters, there is no use targeting individuals who have not registered to vote. The door-to-door campaign is aimed at making sure that the public sees and knows their candidates,” Mokoena said.