President Jacob Zuma says South Africa will be in big trouble if the African National Congress (ANC) is not in power.
The President was addressing the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Workers’ Day rally in Mamelodi, Pretoria.
Cosatu is celebrating Workers’ Day with its alliance partners, the ANC and South African Communist Party (SACP).
President Zuma says the ANC is the only political party that has the best interests of workers at heart.
“Without the African National Congress in power, this country will be in big trouble. The ANC is the only political organisation in the country that can produce policies and a legal environment that addresses the plight of the workers. The ANC needs to be in government, it needs to be in power at all material times.”
Earlier, SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande called on the working class to vote for the ANC on August 3.
Nzimande says the ruling party has achieved much in the past 22 years.
“We should not underestimate what we have collectively achieved over this short period. A constitutional democracy, worker’s rights, mass roll outs of subsidised housing and water connections. We are also at the same time calling on the working class to come out in their numbers of the 3rd of August and vote for the African National Congress.”
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Source : sabc.co.za