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ANC begins local govt election campaign

Party officials and volunteers went door-to-door in the Fairyland informal settlement in Paarl.

Only a handful of local ANC officials arrived for the local government elections campaigning on 12 February, 2016. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

PAARL - The African National Congress (ANC) has kicked off its local government election campaign in the Boland.

Party officials and volunteers went door-to-door in the Fairyland informal settlement in Paarl.

ANC leaders including President Jacob Zuma will be conducting campaigns across the Western Cape this weekend.

The party's members handed out pamphlets and urged Fairyland residents to vote in the upcoming local government elections.

They also spoke to first-time voters in Ward 14 about the registration process.

The ANC's acting Boland secretary Colin Rens says they're determined to win back the ward.

"We are trying to correct the wrongs that took place in the recent by-elections in this ward."

The ANC lost the ward to the Democratic Alliance in a recent by-election.