The African National Congress (ANC) officials led by the President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday embark on a campaign trail throughout the Gauteng province.
The officials’ campaign trail is aimed at galvanising ANC supporters and members to come out in their numbers to vote for the party in the upcoming General Elections as well as to rally ANC volunteers behind the ANC banner.
Ramaphosa will begin with a door-to-door election campaign in Diepsloot at a Reception Area, Ward 95, Neighbourhood Voting District, Tin Hall Voting District, Meeting Point: Aggrey Klaaste Street. Following it will be another door-to-door in Ext 8, Ward 113, on Zukiswa Khohlwani Street.
He is expected to leave Diepsloot in the afternoon after a community meeting at Sarafina Park.
Ramaphosa will then head to Ivory Park for a door-to-door campaign in Ward 110, Mayibuye Primary Voting District, Korean Street, and at Ward 78, Rebone Voting District, Hochemin Street, before a community meeting near Hochemin street.
Elsewhere, Deputy President David Mabuza will be in KwaTsaDuza from 09:45 for a Blitz and Walkabout in Duduza Rank.
After the Blitz he will leave for Daveyton from 10:00 for another door-to-door campaign in Ward 65, Etwatwa, then at 15:00, he will engage with the community members in a public meeting in Ward 65, Extension 10 – Ema 12 Ground, Ward 65, Etwatwa.
Treasurer General Paul Mashatile will be doing a door-to-door campaign in Theo Twala Voting District, Tornado 2 Margaret Maltman Voting District, Phomolo 3, Kwa-Thema Skills School, Ekurhuleni Hostel.
Mashatile also has a public meeting scheduled for 13:30 at Eudy Park, Tornado Section. It will be followed by another meeting with Faith Based Organisations in KwaThema Community Hall.
Mashatile’s meeting the organisations follows after ANC Ekurhuleni Chief Whip Councillor Jongizizwe Dlabathi together with MMC for Infrastructure Councillor Robert Mashego and MMC for Community Services Councillor Dorah Mlambo engage into the same meeting earlier on Wednesday.
Dlabathi says the purpose of the meeting is to address on matters relating to crime, drug abuse, Church Social Responsibility, Church Sites, and 2019 National General Elections.
Church members who were at the meeting urged the government to improve on information sharing, keeping children in a safe place, giving them skills and employment in the future.
Pastor Nobayeni Vilakazi from Beauty of Christ Ministry says all the churches were made aware that it is important to work together with the government and that they will be encouraging their church members to vote for the ANC on election day.