ANC eyes youth and

Mail & Guardian - - News - Di­neo Bendile

Af­ter los­ing two key met­ros — Jo­han­nes­burg and Tsh­wane — dur­ing the 2016 lo­cal govern­ment elec­tions, the ANC in Gaut­eng has now set its sights on tar­get­ing mi­nor­ity groups and young vot­ers to re­verse the de­cline in its sup­port ahead of the 2019 gen­eral elec­tions.

Le­bo­gang Maile, the newly ap­pointed elec­tions co-or­di­na­tor and MEC for eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, told the Mail & Guardian this week: “We have to make sure our cam­paign is vis­i­ble in all com­mu­ni­ties. Black, white, coloured and In­dian. In the sub­urbs and in the town­ships … ev­ery­where where we find peo­ple.

“So we have to con­sol­i­date our struc­tures that are there so that they are fo­cused on the task at hand.”

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