The African National Congress (ANC) has announced that it will launch its election manifesto in Tshwane on 27 September, emphasising that the event will be conducted in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

The ANC has outlined its plans ahead of the local government elections:

ANC Head of Elections, Fikile Mbalula, was speaking during a media briefing at Luthuli House, Johannesburg.

“The ANC will launch its manifesto in Tshwane on Monday, 27th September 2021. In compliance with COVID-19 protocols and regulations, the ANC manifesto launch will be held in Tshwane with less than 500 people in attendance. The launch will be followed by the localised manifesto launches in the metros and the rest of local municipalities.”

Mbalula says its leadership and members will approach various communities this weekend to encourage people to register to vote.

“The ANC chose the path of engaging with communities in the selection of public representatives. We are satisfied that all our processes are proceeding according to schedule and we will meet the timelines as set out by the IEC. This coming weekend, our movement, led by President Cyril Ramaphosa and national officials, will be on the ground encouraging communities to take advantage of the IEC’s open voter registration weekend.”