The African National Congress Officials led by the President, Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa embarked on a campaign trail in Gauteng on Thursday 14 March. The Official’s campaign trail is aimed at galvanizing ANC supporters and members to come out in their numbers to vote for the organisation at the upcoming National and Provincial elections as well as to rally.
Deputy President David Mabuza and Deputy Provincial Chairperson Panyaza Lesufi visited Benoni and Watville, Treasurer General Paul Mashatile was in Duduza while Secretary General Ace Makgashule and Provincial Secretary Jacob Khawe were embarked into a blitz in Thokoza, Ekurhuleni.
Elsewhere Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte embarked into a door to door campaign in Toekomsrus in the West Rand.
This follows after the ANC national agreed that on Thursdays they will campaign in Gauteng. Tasneem Motara spokesperson of the ANC in Gauteng says “These programs you see are called Gauteng Thursdays which focuses in different areas of Gauteng.”
ANC says that being an organization, you always feel pressure and you do not take things for granted but they are very confident of the campaigns that they have been having and they are confident and willing to continue with what they have been doing.
Motara said the general unemployment rate is high but that does not mean that the people who attend their events are unemployed, there are those who are employed, who either choose to take a day from work to attend the party’s events.
When asked about EFF’s Mandisa Mashego accusing Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni councillor Mzwandile Masina of being a copy cat after Masina held breakfast with elders which Mashego believes it was not his idea she said they are not going to respond to that.
“I do not see a need to respond to that because the ANC Campaigns from all sectors of the Society from the Elderly to the young it is not something that is new, so there is no need to respond.” Said Motara.