JOHANNESBURG: Other ANC NYTT members will visit various wards in the province as the ANC gears towards securing a landslide victory.
The newly appointed African National Congress (ANC) National Youth Task Team (NYTT) is set to join the ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa in a bid to woo voters ahead of the by-election.
The Independent Electorate Commission (IEC) opened for voter registration last weekend for municipal ward by-elections scheduled to take place next week.
Yesterday, by-election campaign in Hammersdale township west of Durban led by Ramaphosa saw supporters of former eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede and another led by Thabani Nyawose clashing to the dismay of Ramaphosa.
The area is one of six wards that will go into by-elections on the 21st of April. The ward became vacant following the death of the local councillor in January.
Ramaphosa urged ANC members to continue voting for the party. Hundreds of ANC members turned up, prompting Ramaphosa to acknowledge that lockdown regulations had been broken.
Meanwhile, ANC NYTT national organiser Mlondolozi Mkhize will today embark on a door-to-door and motorcade campaign trail in Ward 4 in Harry Gwala region. The ANC NYTT national coordinator Joy Maimela will visit Ward 7 in eThekwini region where she will be painting a school, and engage with the community on various issues affecting the area.
Other ANC NYTT members will visit various wards in the province as the ANC gears towards securing a landslide victory.
Earlier this week during the press briefing after the conclusion of its first meeting which was held from Friday, April 9 to Sunday, April 11, various issues were discussed including the effects of Covid-19, infighting within the ANC, racism and gender-based violence.
ANCYL NYTT spokesperson Sizophila Mkhize said, at the media briefing, they also called on the ruling to get to work and ensure that services, as well as economic opportunities, reach citizens.
“The times of door to door, where our volunteers have no answers to the economic plight of young people, are over. We must give hope and inspire confidence that the challenges faced by the youth will be addressed.
“The ANCYL commits itself to working day and night to ensure that we win back our metros so that the people’s party can change the lives of the majority. We are sure that the ANC will secure a decisive victory but we shall no longer give the ANC a blank cheque in this regard,” Mkhize said at the time.