South African President Cyril Ramaphosa ended a two-month municipal election campaign on Sunday, urging citizens to come out in large numbers to vote for the ruling African National Congress on Monday.Ramaphosa told residents of Johannesburg’s Kagiso that the only way the government could attend to their problems would be to ensure that they go out in their numbers to vote for the ANC.
“We must win decisively so that they can see that the ANC is boss. We must go out in our large numbers,” Ramaphosa said.
He added: “We know that tomorrow our people will come out in large numbers. I can smell victory. It smells good.”
However, the president told the voters not to take ANC victory for granted.
“Whenever there are elections some of our people don’t go out and vote because they think the ANC has already won. That’s our biggest enemy,” Ramaphosa said.
He urged ANC volunteers to “make sure that, at the very least, they take 100 people to vote in their local voting district on Monday.”
“We know we are going to win tomorrow, but it’s in the numbers that we will be able to prove to the Mickey Mouse parties that they will lose. We all know they will lose tomorrow,” Ramaphosa said.