ANC Chairperson in Gauteng, David Makhura has applauded the youth for their engagement with the party before casting their votes ahead of the general elections.

Makhura was speaking on Sunday to members of the public at the ANC Pavilion at the Rand Show in Nasrec, south of Johannesburg.

The party is one of many that have garnered support at the pop-up event.

Over 600 people have visited the stand so far since its opening on Friday.

Makhura says he is confident about the ANC’s prospects.

He says the party is confident it will do well in the campaign and not just at a national level but also in Gauteng province.

He says: “Even young people, some of whom it is said are not interested in politics are coming forward here. They say the youth want to be counted in these elections. So as the ANC, we are confident. We are confident, we are going to do very well.”