ACC Pledges to End Load Shedding Within 100 Days if Elected

Bold Promises Ahead of May Elections

In a recent declaration that has sparked conversations across Cape Town, Masizole Mnqasela, president of the Alliance of Citizens for Change (ACC), vowed to eradicate load shedding within 100 days post-election victory this May. The commitment came as part of the party’s manifesto, Thetha Nathi, which translates to “talk to us” in Xhosa, showcasing a direct appeal to the electorate for engagement and action against current governance failures.

Manifesto Highlights:

  • Commitment to Action: ACC criticizes the ANC’s handling of national crises, promising swift resolution to load shedding.
  • Inclusive Membership: Mzoli Ngcawuzele, beloved community figure, confirmed as an ACC member despite health challenges.
  • Education for All: Free education from early childhood to tertiary level is on the ACC’s agenda.
  • Zero Tolerance on Corruption: Proposals include life sentences for corrupt officials and drug-related crimes, emphasizing a hardline approach to justice and societal well-being.

Community and Security Initiatives:

  • Enhanced Accessibility: Plans for clinics and police stations within a 5-kilometre radius aim to bolster community safety and health.
  • Agricultural Security: Reviving old commandos to ensure the safety of farmworkers and tackle food insecurity concerns.

Human Rights and Social Justice: Mnqasela underscored the party’s focus on combating poverty, hunger, and unemployment, stating that true human rights celebration is unattainable amidst widespread despair and deprivation.

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A Movement for Change: Highlighting the ACC’s rapid growth since its inception on July 15, 2023, Mnqasela pointed to the swelling ranks of supporters as evidence of the party’s resonance with South Africans’ aspirations for a dignified, just, and prosperous nation.

As election day draws near, the ACC’s ambitious platform sets the stage for a potential shakeup in South Africa’s political landscape, promising transformative changes to address some of the country’s most pressing challenges.