President Cyril Ramaphosa has blamed the 10 years of former president Jacob Zuma’s tenure for the troubles the country is facing.
He cited high levels of unemployment and corruption as key issues his government needed to address with speed.
Ramaphosa was in East London on Sunday as part of his Thuma Mina campaign, aimed at speeding up service delivery across the country.
Addressing hundreds of ANC supporters at the Winter Rose stadium in Mdantsane, Ramaphosa said: “We are fixing things, and even those who were stealing money are on their heels, because we want our money back so that we can use it for service delivery. We want to fix things, because we want to create jobs because our people are not working.”
Other top ANC officials, including the 80-member national executive committee (NEC), visited various regions in the province at the weekend to listen to what voters expect from the governing party if it wins at the polls in May next year.
Ramaphosa was joined by NEC members Collen Maine and Nathi Mthethwa, as well as ANC provincial chair Oscar Mabuyane, regional chair Pumlani Mkolo and dr WB Rubusana.