African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa will take his campaign trail to Tembisa in Ekurhuleni east of Johannesburg on Sunday.
Ekurhuleni is the only key metro in Gauteng where the governing party has governed since 2016 through a coalition after failing to secure the required majority votes to form government.
Since 2016, the ANC has been leading a coalition government in the city of five other political parties including the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), the African Independent Congress (AIC), the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the Patriotic Alliance and the Independent Ratepayers Association (IRASA).
The governing party is pulling all stops deploying President Ramaphosa in a push to take over the metro, where residents are not immune to water and electricity crises.
Earlier, ANC Head of Elections Fikile Mbalula said Ekurhuleni has achieved a lot under the ANC.
The ANC has 110 seats in council while 112 seats are needed for a majority.
@MyANC President, Comrade @CyrilRamaphosa to lead the local government elections campaign trail in Ekhuruleni Region, Gauteng Province on the 26th of September 2021 #ANCLGE2021 #VoteANC pic.twitter.com/OqKduSWSfQ
— #VoteANC (@MYANC) September 25, 2021
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