President Cyril Ramaphosa said there was compelling evidence to suggest that the African National Congress (ANC) had won over the hearts and minds of the people of Gauteng, ahead of the 2019 General Election.
He explained that the governing party had worked tirelessly during the past six months, to help restore the image of the organisation in that province. He explained that the process of renewal and restoration had yielded positive results during this tumultuous period.
However, he has also cautioned against complacency in that province, which is a huge supporter of his.
Speaking at the Gauteng Provincial Conference on Friday, Ramaphosa said: “Let us ensure that we do not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. We are a victorious movement. Let us act victorious and work hard for that victory.”
“We shouldn’t be complacent. Surveys demonstrate that our support has indeed risen in Gauteng. It must rise higher. Each one of us must exercise leadership and demonstrate that this is the ANC they can embrace, trust and love,” added Ramaphosa.
“This General Election is going to be a hard fought one, particularly here in Gauteng. We will not get votes because we are the ANC. It’s going to take a lot of hard work. Our people want a responsive ANC that provides solutions.”