Chairperson, I hereby give notice that at the next sitting of the Council I shall move:
That the Council -
1) notes that the African National Congress, ANC, won a decisive majority of 73,2% of the votes cast in the Eastern Cape province for the 2011 local government elections on Wednesday, 18 May 2011, in which the ANC won the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, where the Democratic Alliance and the Congress of the People had hoped to form a governing coalition, and won many municipalities across the province, with resounding victories in Alfred Nzo, and O R Tambo where it took 33 out of 35 wards, including Chris Hani, Joe Gqabi, Cacadu and Amathole;
2) acknowledges that this is a clear indication that the people of the Eastern Cape province have potent confidence and affirmation in the policies and programmes of the ANC; and
3) takes this opportunity to congratulate the people of the Eastern Cape province for rising to the call to defend the gains made in dismantling the legacy of apartheid in our communities by ensuring that the ANC leads the task of bringing development to our communities.