South African’s National Liberation Movement

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National General Elections 2004

'We must now get down to work'

“The people of South Africa have made a clear statement that they are confident that the ANC will lead them to the achievement of the goal of a better life for all. In their millions, South Africans of all races have pledged that they are ready to enter into a people’s contract to create jobs and fight poverty.

“On behalf of the ANC and all the democratic forces of our country, I would like to tell all our people that we will not disappoint that expectation. As we said at the conclusion of the 1999 elections, we must now get down to work!”

President Thabo Mbeki, 16 April 2004