The ANC manifesto will provide solutions to solving unemployment, which the governing party has identified as the biggest problem facing South Africans. This is according to ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile, who was campaigning in Durban on Wednesday. Mashatile said the majority of people that ANC leaders had met complained about joblessness. “You will see when the president unveils the manifesto on Friday… we are nitpicking at real issues and on implementation,” he said. Mashatile was trying to encourage people to attend the ANC’s manifesto launch on Saturday at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban.

He said the ANC realised that a positive election outcome was possible only if the party was united. Division in an election yearwas “not an option”. “There’s a lot of effort [made] on ANC comrades to unite. You may have here and there problems but generally I think the efforts are much bigger and are working,” he said. Mashatile conceded that there were pockets of division in ...

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