ANC eyes youth and
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.”