Maimane confident of Gauteng victory

He says the ANC will lose a majority of voters in next year's general elections to the DA.

The Democratic Alliance's Premier Candidate for Gauteng Mmusi Maimane at a march against e-tolling on 27 September 2013. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA)'s Mmusi Maimane says he is confident he'll become Gauteng Premier after next year's general elections.

Maimane addressed hundreds of people at Soweto's Walter Sisulu square of dedication a short while ago, at the official launch of his campaign for premier of Gauteng.

He says the ANC will lose a majority of voters in next year's general elections to the DA.

"We're confident we're going to do well. We're confident the ANC will be below 60 percent and so we're working hard as many South Africans are coming on board saying it's time for change, so we're confident of that factor."

Hundreds of people are attending the rally, which is dubbed "Believe in Change" where Maimane will outline his plans for the province.

His spokesperson Kelly Muller says "He definitely has a chance, he's just conducted a month long tour of Gauteng, he has gone up and down the length and the breadth of the province and he has been met and welcomed by so many different people.

"Every day more and more people are changing their political affiliation and joining the rally for change."