African National Congress (ANC) Head of Elections, Fikile Mbalula, has warned that the party would deal with members who want to use criminal activities to elevate themselves to positions.
Mbalula said this on Thursday during a media briefing at ANC headquarters Luthuli House, on the party's plans for local government elections. He said some people who are disputing the party’s councillor candidates lists have been bought.
“I mean people come and protest at Luthuli House, they come as far as Lephalale. They’ve slept in Johannesburg, fully paid buses, taxis and all of that. Where does that person get the money to do that,”? Mbalula asked.
“Yet when you are a genuine leader of the people society will say we know Mbalula, he is our child, he grew up here, we selected him,” he said.
Mbalula said despite not being able to pay staff their salaries for the past two months, the ANC will run a successful municipal election campaign.
“We always had difficulties but we work with what we have. The little that we have will deliver victory for the ANC we don’t a have a billion on the table,” he said.
The ANC will launch its election manifesto in Tshwane on 27 September.