ANC facing its most critical election since democracy

ANC first deputy secretary-general Nomvula Mokonyane says the party is facing its most critical election since the dawn of democracy, against a united voice calling for regime change.
She took a jab at media for not speaking about the gains of democracy but casting aspersions on the ANC which she said was on a path of renewal and"totally emancipated nation".
Mokonyane was speaking at an ANC Women's League national day of prayer gathering in Katlehong southeast of Johannesburg on Sunday.
The governing party has rolled out its big guns to lure voters to help keep it in government. Former president Thabo Mbeki, who had not campaigned for the party since he was president, was roped in last month to convince voters why the party should stay at the helm of government. Former president Kgalema Montlantle, former deputy presidents David Mabuza and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and former deputy president and National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete were among those who hit the ground to campaign for the ANC.
The party's former president, Jacob Zuma is opposing the ANC. He was suspended for campaigning for the newly formed uMkhonto Wesizwe Party, which is named after the ANC's military wing. Analysts have said the ANC has suffered a loss of support because of Zuma's new political formation.
The elections are being held on Wednesday, which has been declared a public holiday. Special voting began on Monday.
27 May 12PM English South Africa News · Daily News

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