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ANC in high spirits ahead of Gauteng manifesto launch

The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng says its members are in high spirits ahead of its local government election manifesto launch at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.


The ANC suffered a 10% slump in the 2014 general election and opposition parties are fighting for control of the Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni metros.

ANC members have been protesting this week over councillor candidate lists with some threatening to boycott the manifesto launch.

Despite this, Gauteng ANC Deputy Chair and Premier, David Makhura believes they have done enough to fill the 94 000 seater stadium.

“We’ve mobilised across the province. Our members are quite excited, they’re highly spirited, they’ll be here in their thousands.”

Makhura says, “We have more than 2 000 buses already allocated to every voting district. We know who’ll be inside those buses and there’s such a level of enthusiasm among ANC supporters in Gauteng, we’ll see everyone at FNB Stadium.”

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