ANC makes final push to garner votes


The African National Congress (ANC) will hold its much awaited Siyanqoba rally for the 2016 local elections at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday morning.

Party supporters in other four provinces including KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and the Free State will be able to watch the live rally at their local stadiums.

This is a culmination of months of campaigning which saw party leaders from its President to its branch leader conducting a door-to-door campaigns and addressing mini rallies to woo voters.

President Jacob Zuma will deliver a keynote address.

After almost sixty days of campaigning, the ANC is confident that its message has reached South Africans from walks of life and all scope of the society.

Its election campaign was also endorsed by celebrities with Minnie Dlamini and hip hop recording artist, AKA been the latest.

The governing party goes into these elections fully aware that its traditional support base is under threat.

Key metros like Johannesburg, Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and the Nelson Mandela Bay have become battle grounds with opposition parties wanting to wrestle control from the ANC.

After scoring less votes in all these metros in the 2014 national elections, the ANC left nothing to chance.

It has roped in President Zuma as its chief campaigner.

Everywhere he goes, the president speaks about the importance of voting for the ANC.

During his election campaign trail in all nine provinces, President Zuma managed to get back the prodigal sons and daughters of the ANC who have left to join DA and the EFF to re-join the party.

As the President moves street-by-street and door-to-door, his vote ANC message found resonance with most of his audience.
President Zuma remained optimistic that the ANC will emerge victorious in most municipalities.


Some mayoral candidates of the key metros also accompanied the president on his campaign blitz.

Installed just a year ago as the Executive Mayor of the Nelson Bay Metro, Dr Danny Jordaan is credited for stabilising the municipality and rooting out corruption within a short space of time.

If voted into office on Wednesday, Jordaan vows to change the lives of 1.2 million people in his region.

Ekurhuleni ANC mayoral candidate Mzwandile Masina says the city under the ANC and his leadership will never be the same.

Tshwane Mayor Candidate Thoko Didiza is now warmly welcomed by her constituency with a pledge to make her the next mayor of the city that houses South Africa’s seat of government – the Union Buildings.

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