Pretoria, Jan 11.- President Jacob Zuma presented officially today the African National Congress manifesto, which he described as a commitment to consolidate the construction of the South African democratic society.
Zuma presided over an official ceremony of the Executive Committee of the ANC in the city of Mbombela, in Mpumalanga, where he cited the main goals of the ruling party for the next five years.
Before 41,000 people gathered in the city stadium, Zuma congralutulated his followers on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of the ANC, stressing that it has been for over a century serving the people.
"We have made enormous progress and achievements in the past twenty years, but we will not rest on our laurels and we will continue working for the good of our youngsters, women, children, farmers, retired and all the people sectors in South Africa," said Zuma.
He stressed that the manifesto is based on resolutions adopted in Mangaung (ANC assembly held in December, 2012) and sets the guidelines to fight corruption and stimulate honest and responsible officials.
Zuma urged South Africans to unite and remain on alert against the dangers of tribalism, and said that his government took steps to prevent youth employment´s incentives from displacing other workers.
He referred to the ideals of social justice and anti-racism as the ANC´s cornerstones, and recalled that Nelson Mandela started a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, balanced society that has to be defended forever.
Zuma also urged his compatriots to back the National Development Plan aimed to create six million jobs and benefit over 20,000 rural families on its first stage. (Prensa Latina)