S. African president thanks people for voting

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-13 00:47:45|Editor: Yamei
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JOHANNESBURG, May 12 (Xinhua) -- South Africa's ruling party African National Congress's (ANC's) President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday thanked the people for voting for his party and promised to grow the economy, fight corruption and deliver service.

He was speaking in Johannesburg at a rally to thank the South African for voting for his party.

"We want to say thank you with humility to the people of South Africa for showing confidence in the ANC. We would like to thank you for showing that ANC is the only party that can take the country forward. You showed that the ANC is the victorious organization of our people," said Ramaphosa.

He said while they were doing door to door campaigns, visiting churches and ranks and holding community meetings, people aired their grievances. People said they want service delivery, no corruption and jobs in the country. Some complained against gender based violence and unemployment.

"We are going to work hard to create jobs for our people. We are going to build houses for our people and fulfill their dreams. ANC will run the government properly. State capture would be a thing of the past. We will end corruption. We will work to grow the economy, invite investors to invest in the country."

He stated that they will appoint premiers, members of parliament including provincial legislators and president, who are "capable, visionary and forward looking leaders."

He called on all the party leaders to be the servants of the people and not work to enrich themselves.

"We want discipline in our organization. Those who do not want to serve our people must move away."

The ANC got about 57.5 percent vote, beating all other parties in the just concluded election.