The pre-election debate in the Eastern Cape will look at the state of education. The debate will also touch on gangs, crime, drugs, the Makhanda water crisis and the Xolobeni mining standoff.

Panellists & audience participants include  African Independent Congress, African Transformation Movement, ANC, Cope, DA, EFF, PAC (not the Patriotic Alliance), UDM, Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party, civil society and residents.