Gauteng ANC election manifesto hits Atteridgeville

The party’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to outline the ANC’s plan for the province.

The Gauteng ANC's election manifesto will take place in Atteridgeville in Pretoria on Sunday 19 January 2014. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng ANC will launch its Provincial Manifesto in Atteridgeville on Sunday as the party prepares to battle it out with the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the general election this year.

The party's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to outline the ANC's plan for the province.

Hundreds of ANC supporters, wearing their trademark yellow t-shirts with party President Jacob Zuma's face, are slowly filling up the stadium.

All routes leading to the stadium are cordoned off to traffic as organisers put final touches to their preparations.

The flamboyant ANC bikers have also arrived and are entertaining the crowds with their bike stunts.

The overcast clouds and drizzle in Atteridgeville have done little to dampen the mood of ANC supporters who are singing and chanting on the stands.

Ramaphosa will be the keynote speaker and will likely reveal what the party plans to do to retain its hold over South Africa's economic powerhouse.

On Saturday the party launched its Western Cape election manifesto at the Delft South sports complex in Cape Town.

Hundreds of its supporters came out in their numbers to also celebrate its 102 years since its formation.

ANC Western Cape Chairperson Marius Fransman, ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte and Cosatu's Toni Ehrenreich were just some of the speakers at the event.