Victory in our blood - Mbalula
Pretoria - The ANC was not concerned about the intensity of campaigning by other political parties as victory was "in its blood", Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said during Wednesday's local government elections.
"We are not scared, we are actually happy that other parties were campaigning in the manner they were campaigning. This is in our blood, we are used to it, it[‘s] in our DNA," he said at the Independent Electoral Commission's results centre in Pretoria.
"What we can say is that we are confident of an overwhelming victory."
He predicted that most South Africans would turn up to make their mark.
Voting stations were expected to close at 19:00 and results may start filtering into the centre between 21:00 and 22:00.