“I don’t think we have dropped the ball anywhere. I think we put up a good fight.”
These are the words of the South African Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete.
Mbete had just visited the ANC table at the Electoral Commission centre in Tshwane, Pretoria West.
She said politics was a complete picture of everything that was taken into consideration.
“Our manifesto is very clear about the areas of improvement. We listened to our people very carefully,” she said.
However, Mbete was very careful to say too much and added that one had to wait for the full results before making any statements regarding issues and incidents in provinces and municipalities.
“Overall the ANC has done very well. We are not surprised. There were tiny areas of concern, but the ANC is doing very well.”
Mbete also said the people of South Africa had conducted themselves very well at the polls yesterday.
On the merger between the Vuwani and Malamulele municipalities in Limpopo, she said the people who would be leading these municipalities would have to sit down and discuss the issues raised during the election campaign.
People in Vuwani yesterday refused to vote.