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ANC launches “Thuma Mina” Campaign to improve lives 

African National Congress (ANC) President, Cyril Ramaphosa, expressed his commitment to service delivery through the launch of the “Thuma Mina” Campaign in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg on Friday.
“Thuma Mina” stems from a song by the late legendary jazz musician, Hugh Masekela, and means “send me”. Ramaphosa said these words (“Thuma Mina”) during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in February, asking South Africans to “send him” to improve their living conditions.
At the campaign launch, Ramaphosa was accompanied by Gauteng premier David Makhura, ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula and other senior party members who met local community members of Duduza and Tswelopele informal settlements to discuss service delivery related issues. 
Ramaphosa said he is working tirelessly to improve the living conditions of South African citizens. 
“We are going to work like Nelson Mandela, we are going to work like Albertina Sisulu. We are going to be dedicated and committed to serving our people and where things are not working, we are going to make sure that we put them right. The ANC is back, the ANC is strong, the ANC is powerful and the ANC is looking forward to winning next year’s elections. And to those who think we will not win we say ‘wake up and smell the coffee,” he said. 
During the “Thuma Mina” Campaign launch, government comm...read more


ANC welcomes Mahumapelo’s resignation as Premier 

The African National Congress (ANC) in Bokone Bophirima has welcomed this week’s resignation of ANC Provincial Chairperson, Supra Mahumpelo, as Premier of the province.
He remains ANC Provincial Chairperson as elected by the provincial conference of 2015. 
Mahumapelo has been accused of maladministration, corruption and fraud in the past few months by his detractors, though none had presented evidence to support the allegations. These allegations were used to rally people behind a #SupraMustFall campaign, which eventually saw sporadic, but violent and destructive protests taking place in different areas of the province. 
 
In his televised resignation on Wednesday, Mahumapelo said: “If I continue to stay in the office and I’m also accused, and at the same time we’re dealing with all these 35 forensic investigations and other additional ones which are going to come, it will be very difficult to avoid the accusation that you are using the office in order for you to get at your political opponents or to defend yourself. So I then came to the decision that I think it will be better for one to go on early retirement,” he told journalists at the press conference. 
 
“One has arrived at a very conscious decision to say one must go on early retirement so that those two processes can go on without a hindrance. I am not a political self-preservation activist. The revolution must co...read more