Jacobs, who was found guilty of assaulting an employee, admitted that the party hadn’t exactly had a smooth ride since 2006 – but made no mention of his own disciplinary issues or the sexual harassment cloud hanging over the party’s Western Cape head, Marius Fransman –.
“Madiba would have told us without any equivocation that there is no more important task for ANC in this province to focus its efforts and energy [on] than to dismantle the legacy of a regime which has been a bulwark of minority racial privilege,” Jacobs said.
“Despite our admitted mistakes and the loss of trust and power to make real the dreams of our people, despite the challenges, we have carried on, not simply because of the skill or vision of those in the Provincial Executive, but because our people have remained faithful to our vigour and our promise.”
Jacobs said that the City of Cape Town was divided – no, really? – and that this needs to come to an end.
“From the time the ANC took over the City of Cape Town in 2002 and the Province in 2004, there was no doubt in people’s minds that the ANC was the only party fit and capable of government at every part of this country for the benefit of all.”
Yeah, that’s why the majority of the province voted the ANC out…
“The challenges we have faced have been real. They have been serious and they have been many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But as Madiba said it then we are saying it now, and we say this without fear of contradiction. All our challenges will be met,” he said.