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Political analyst Ralph Mathekga has raised concern over what he believes to be the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) lack of political strategy in Gauteng.

The official opposition’s leadership spent the voter registration campaign weekend in the party’s stronghold – the Western Cape.

“It is quite a concern though that the DA does not seem to be having any strategy in Gauteng, which is quite a concern.”

Mothekga admits the country’s political parties are all under immense pressure due to the short lead-up time to the local government elections.

The polls are only six weeks away.

“I do think that time is limited and the parties have six weeks, given the circumstances I think that they are doing their best.”

Political parties took to the streets on the last voter registration weekend, in an attempt to woo all voters.

On Sunday the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) managed to register close to 30 000 voters. The country’s economic hub is bound to be closely contested yet again.

The DA managed to grab power in Tshwane and Johannesburg in 2016 due to a series of agreements with different political parties, including the Economic Freedom Fighters.

While the ANC has made an outright election victory in both metros an election target, President Cyril Ramaphosa got a cool reception in parts of Soweto this weekend, with residents complaining over a lack of electricity.


Article written by: Sibahle Motha

Photo credit: DA


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