ANC ROUNDS UP ITS CAMPAIGN WITH THE SIYANQOBA RALLY
By: Samukelisiwe Mkhwebane
African National Congress supporters flock in numbers from different provinces for the final “Siyanqoba” rally ahead of elections, 7 May 2014.
The ANC’s “Siyanqoba” meaning “we are wining” rally is the party’s campaign strategy for the elections. Many of these rallies were held in different parts of South Africa. The FNB stadium was packed with supporters wearing the ANC colours, most with the party president Jacob Zuma’s face embroidered in front.
Zuma delivered a lengthy speech in the evening, promising to focus on BBEE and creating more jobs for blacks.
Zuma, promised over 90 000 supporters at the stadium economic transformation.
“Economic transformation will be a key priority,” he said.
Although the second five-year term president was blamed for the unsustainable level of unemployment; he told supporters that “15 million jobs have been created”. According to Zuma the national party understands that there are still a lot of people still looking for employments.
Despite the leader’s deadly social unrest, corruption scandal and poor public service many voters appear to put that behind and focus on what the ANC did for them prior 1994.
Sharing on Facebook, Mxolisi Ngubane has full confidence that the ANC will win the elections.
“One thing I know the ANC will win the national elections and all nine provinces.” While Ayanda Ndabandaba believes not everyone attending these rallies are registered to vote.
Sibusiso Mtungwa commented on the same post, “Rallies are the true reflections of how a political party will fare in any election. They are the final campaign that signify a win or lose,” he said.
Over 25-million people are registered to vote on Wednesday.
EFF held its final rally in Attentridgeville, were over 30 000 people attended.
The DA treated their supporters to a concert and rally on Saturday and Sunday in Kliptown.
IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi was in Kwazulu Natal in Ulundi on Sunday.
The ANC held five rallies in Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal with the main “Siyanqoba” in Gauteng.
The last day to campaign for all political parties is set to be at noon on TUESDAY, 6 May 2014.