Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
8 Sep 2021
5:10 am

‘If ANC wins elections, it will deploy right people,’ says Duarte

Eric Naki

Party aims to win all the metros, including Democratic Alliance-controlled Cape Town.

Picture File: ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte. Picture: Neil McCartney

The ANC says its ambition in the upcoming local government elections is to win all the metros, including Democratic Alliance-controlled Cape Town. If it does so, promised ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte yesterday, then it will deploy the right people to do the job at local government level and insist on implementation rather than talking or planning. The party had identified the local government sphere as the “engine room” for the stimulation of the local productive economy. “That’s why we have been obsessed a little bit… with finding the right people to go into local government,” said Duarte. “You can...