May 2 2011
The ANC has promised to build houses for the poor in Constantia if it wins the local government election in Cape Town.
“The first thing to do is build homes for our people in Constantia where government owns land,” the party's mayoral candidate Tony Ehrenreich said at Cosatu's May Day rally on Sunday.
He said the ANC “will win Cape Town” and declared it a “decent work city”.
Speaking to about 2000 people in the 40,000-seater Athlone Stadium, he said he would, if he were to become mayor, ensure better health, education and housing for people in places like Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and Gugulethu.
R297 million Athlone Stadium
He accused the DA of taking care of the rich only.
Ehrenreich said the ANC was aware of the gap between the promises in the Freedom Charter and what was actually being done, but said the party had “done much for the people” and would continue to do so.
The first thing to do is build homes for our people in Constantia where government owns land
SA Communist Party secretary general Blade Nzimande, who spoke after Ehrenreich, criticised the media for supporting the opposition. He said it spread the message of despair, designed to make workers and the poor lose heart. The media aligned itself with every party against the ANC, he said.