The African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has told the small community of Kuyga in Gqeberha that his party will regain control of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in the next local government elections on November 1.

The community braved the cold and wet conditions to listen to the party’s promises should their candidate be successful in the ward.

President Ramaphosa also embarked on a door-to-door campaign in the area. Addressing the residents in isiXhosa, he promised the ANC will ensure there is better service delivery.

“There are many issues we still need to address. People want houses, there are electricity challenges, there are no jobs. That is why we are saying let’s go out in numbers to go and vote for the ANC to return to power.”

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa campaigns in Gqeberha:

Western Cape

On Thursday, Ramaphosa visited several areas in the Western Cape as part of the party’s campaign for the upcoming elections.

Ramaphosa addresses Mamre community in the Western Cape:

Free State

Over the weekend, Ramaphosa led the party’s campaign trail to the crisis-torn Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in Harrismith, in the Free State.

He said his party will win the embattled Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality.

Ramaphosa said municipal officials should understand that basic services such as water and sanitation are a basic right of every resident.

He addresses the community at Intabazwe in Harrismith:

-Additional reporting by Konelo Lekhafola.