We have not failed, load shedding is even there in Europe - ANC
In its 2021 local government election manifesto, the African National Congress (ANC) has vowed to renew itself.
While delivering the manifesto, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa admitted that they have made mistakes in the past and they will do better.
In the 2016 local government elections, the ANC suffered a major blow by getting just under 54 percent nationally and lost the majority vote in five of the six largest cities, including Johannesburg and Pretoria.
In today's edition of the local government elections series, Clement Manyathela speaks to ANC NEC Member Dakota Legoete about what they have to offer the voters this time.
As the party, we have given our deployees in government to the SOE called Eskom to find a solution to this particular matter (load shedding) but part of the reasons we are doing wrong as a nation including ourselves as a governing party is that we don't plan in advance.Dakota Legoete, NEC member - ANC
We are aware that load shedding in itself has a negative impact on the economic outlook because it makes the cost of living unnecessarily expensive for ordinary people on the streets and it lowers investment confidence.Dakota Legoete, NEC member - ANC
Legoete says the ruling party has not failed when it comes to load shedding.
We have not failed. Loadshedding, based on the fact that the systems get old and based on technical aspects. Load shedding is not only a thing of our country, it's even there in Europe today.Dakota Legoete, NEC member - ANC
Answering questions on the e-tolls, Legoete says they have already taken a decision as an organisation.
Our position is clear, the best model must be found. As the ANC we have placed this burden of the e-tolls on our deployees in government.Dakota Legoete, NEC member - ANC
Listen to the full interview below: