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2019 general election - Ramaphosa back on campaign trail in Eastern Cape

Apr 26, 2019
2019 general election - Ramaphosa back on campaign trail in Eastern Cape

South African national elections set for May 2019

Port Elizabeth -  As the clock winds down to the 2019 General Elections in May, both the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the African National Congress (ANC) are intensifying efforts to win voters in the Eastern Cape.

The province, dubbed the home of the ANC, is expected be a hotly contested space after the surprising defeat of the ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay by the DA in the 2016 Local Government Elections.

ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will from Friday to Sunday, embark on a campaign across the Eastern Cape.

"The campaign seeks to galvanise our supporters and members to rally behind the ANC banner and to come in numbers to vote for the organisation in the upcoming General Elections," the ANC said.

Ramaphosa’s campaign trail will start at the Umsobomvu Sports Grounds, Umsobomvu, in Butterworth, on Friday morning.

He will then move to King Williams Town in the afternoon where he will hold another community meetings at Phola Park, Dimbaza, and at the Soga Sports Ground, in Duncan Village. 

On Saturday, Ramaphosa will be back in the Nelson Mandela Bay, where he will engage with voters at the Mqolomba Open Space, in Uitenhage, in the morning, and in the afternoon will engage with professionals at Vulindlela Conference Centre, Coega Village, in Port Elizabeth.

Ramaphosa will then leave for Mqanduli where he will engage with Traditional Leaders at the Chief Manzolwandle Great Place, Emxambule ku Ntlangaza, Mqanduli, on Sunday morning.

He will also attend a community meeting at the same Chief Manzolwandle Great Place.

Ramaphosa is expected to round off his Eastern Cape campaigning with a community meeting at the Richardson Park, in Mthatha.

Democratic Alliance holding a rally in Humansdorp

Meanwhile, DA Eastern Cape leader, Nqaba Bhanga, will also be on the campaign trail in Humansdorp, in the Kouga Local Municipality on Friday.

"The Premier Candidate will be joined by Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency Leader, Malcolm Figg MP, and the Mayor of the DA-governed Kouga Local Municipality, Horatio Hendricks," the DA said.

"The delegation will be addressing residents and emphasising the importance of going out to vote for change on 8 May 2019."

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