ANC door-to-door campaigns underway

President Jacob Zuma is in the Eastern Cape while the ANC NEC visits residents in the Free State.

FILE: The ANC conducted countrywide door-to-door campaigns on Saturday 15 March 2014 ahead of the national elections on 7 may. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Several door-to-door campaigns by the ANC are underway throughout the country on Saturday.

President Jacob Zuma is in the Eastern Cape while the rest of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) visits residents in the Free State.

The ANC's electioneering campaign has gone into overdrive ahead of the 7 May polls, but this week the party was caught off guard in the Gauteng township of Bekkersdal, where school pupils abandoned their classrooms to protest against the ruling party's presence in the area.

ANC spokesman Keith Khoza says Zuma is speaking to township residents in Port Elizabeth and will later meet with churches and the youth.

"The president is in the Easter Cape where he's doing the door-to-doors in the townships and he's now addressing volunteers in Motherwell.

"He will be interacting with church leaders during lunch and later he will be addressing students at the Nelson Mandela University."

Meanwhile the EFF are gathering at the Mandela Park Stadium in Khayelitsha and have raised questions about whether the party's leader Julius Malema will actually show up.