ANC won't lose Gauteng - Mashatile

Paul Mashatile says the ANC is unfazed by a possible challenge from the DA over Gauteng.

rts & Culture Minister and Gauteng ANC Chairman Paul Mashatile. Picture: ANC

JOHANNESBURG - ANC Gauteng Chairperson Paul Mashatile on Sunday the party had finalised its strategy for the 2014 general elections.

Speaking to thousands of people at the Standard Bank, Mashatile said he was confident the party would not lose the province to the Democratic Alliance (DA).

The DA has made it clear it was eyeing Gauteng in the next elections.

The ANC was addressing its volunteers.

Mashatile said everything was in place for the elections and all they were waiting for were orders from the president.

"In Gauteng all our election structures are in place. There are people who are saying the DA is coming here and it's going to defeat us. We want to say to them, we will not be defeated here in Gauteng."

President Jacob Zuma will also address the gathering.