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ANC criss-crosses Eastern Cape ahead of elections

The African National Youth League (ANCYL) Secretary General, Njabulo Nzuza, says he is confident that the ANC will win most municipalities in the upcoming local government elections.

The Youth League has been canvassing in Mdantsane near East London in support of the ANC’s drive to retain control of the Buffalo City Metro.

The delegation visited various areas urging residents to vote for the ANC.

The Buffalo City Metro is an ANC stronghold and the party hopes to regain all wards under opposition party control.

Nzuza says people still love the ANC.

“Young people are satisfied. Obviously, there are gaps where they believe that the ANC can still do more around issues of supporting youth entrepreneurship, fostering employment for the youth and making sure that we have finance structures that will support young people in their business endeavours. It is important for them to vote the ANC so that they can have better future for themselves.”

Meanwhile, Deputy President of the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, says government will step in to improve appalling living conditions at Sada in the Eastern Cape.

Ramaphosa was in the Queenstown in the Whisttlesea area on an election campaign.

He visited families who live in single room hostels in Sada. He says he will ensure that decent RDP houses be built for families.

“My coming here is going to add impetus and speed and fortunately, we have our MEC from the province for finance and both the national and provincial and local government will work co-operatively to make sure we address the needs of our people here.”

On Thursday, Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, and Nelson Mandela Mayor, Danny Jordaan, were on a campaign trail in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

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