Ramaphosa: Gauteng belongs to the ANC

Ramaphosa says the ANC is confident of winning Gauteng by more than 70 percent.

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa issued a stern warning to opposition parties at the ANC's Gauteng election manifesto in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, on Sunday 19 January 2014. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

ATTERIDGEVILLE - ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a strong warning to opposition parties as the ruling party prepares to battle it out with the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the next general elections, saying his party will win the elections whether people like it or not.

Ramaphosa, who launched the ANC's Gauteng manifesto in Atteridgeville on Sunday, says the document is based on preserving the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela.

"This manifesto is about carrying out Tata Madiba's legacy in terms of moving South Africa forward."

He says the Gauteng province, South Africa's economic powerhouse, is a coveted prize during elections but it belongs to the ANC and no one else.

"The ANC is here to win this election. Whether you like it or not, we're going to win this election."

Ramaphosa also says the ANC is confident of winning Gauteng by more than 70 percent.

He says when other parties release their election manifesto's, they should not copy what the ANC is promising voters.