ANC intensifies campaigning in Mamelodi

2015-11-11 22:27
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Pretoria - The ANC intensified its campaigning in Mamelodi's Ward 16 towards the closing time of voting stations as they hoped to galvanize support and win the ward. 

The party's youth league president Collen Maine has been going door-to-door campaigning, encouraging people to go out in their numbers to vote.

He said they wanted to ensure they won the by-election decisively.

"We are here to ensure that the ANC wins the by-election... By-elections or the general elections, we treat them the same."

Maine said he was confident the party would emerge victorious and trump the DA. He said the support on the ground was very strong. 

"The people in Mamelodi love the ANC and we are confident we will win. People understand our history and they believe it is the only party that can help better their lives," said Maine. 

The ANC's Mosadisadi Christina Kekana is going up against the DA's Mokgohlwe Deborah Ramatsetse.

Both parties have been mobilising support throughout the day as they contest the ward. 

Maine admitted that as much as the party had delivered services for people, more work lay ahead.

He added that they were now preparing for the 2016 municipal elections.

Electoral Commission of South Africa spokesperson Kate Bapela said there was nothing unusual about door-to-door campaigning as long party movements did not hamper operations at stations. 

"Regulations speak about organised gatherings such as rallies but if they are conducting door-to-door campaigning, it is still within the regulations," she said.

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