Members of the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) arrived in East London in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. They are currently embarking on a door-to-door campaign in and around the city.

Nathi Mthethwa and Hlengiwe Mkhize are deployed in Scenery Park while Jeff Radebe is interacting with residents around King William’s Town.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to join them on Sunday and address a cadres’ forum in East London.

Other members are deployed in various areas that include Mthatha and Port Elizabeth.

The party leadership is embarking on door-to-door visits to encourage eligible voters to register to vote in next year’s elections.

The visits which form part of the Thuma Mina Campaign are also aimed at identifying challenges faced by ordinary people in the Eastern Cape.

Members of the NEC will be visiting all the ruling party’s regions including Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City.

The ANC’s provincial spokesperson Gift Ngqondi says the President and the NEC are on a trail to visit provinces.

They started in the Free State then Gauteng and now this weekend they are in the Eastern Cape.

Ngqondi says: “As part of the Thuma Mina programme, the NEC will identify challenges affecting communities and try to intervene. The President will also be doing door to door visits in most parts of Mdantsane to look at the challenges faced by the people and also encourage first time voters to go out and vote.”