African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President David Mabuza says despite allegations of corruption and factionalism, he is confident the governing party will be voted back in power with a decisive majority after the 8 May polls.

He was speaking to the SABC during a door-to-door campaign in Rethabiseng township in Bronkhorstspruit  east of Tshwane. Most residents of the township complained about a lack of jobs and basic services such as water and sanitation.

After interacting with residents, Mabuza said South Africans were prepared to give the ANC another chance. Meanwhile, the ANC in the Western Cape has called on political parties in the province to tolerate each other and campaign freely in the run up to the May elections.

Speaking during the signing of the electoral code of conduct and election pledges in Cape Town, acting ANC provincial chairperson, Khaya Magaxa, said they would abide by the code of conduct and hoped other parties would do the same.

Magaxa says the ANC will canvass votes from every corner in the next few weeks.

“We will be going all over, we never had a problem of a no go area, we don’t have any part of South Africa which is a no go area and we appreciate of course that even the parties most of the time cooperate. We have not had any serious problems where we are stopped or we are prevented to canvass in a particular area and we wish everybody will be engaged in this process and be tolerant of each other.”