Kgosientso Ramokgopa confident ANC will retain control of Tshwane

Ramokgopa says he's confident the city’s track record will lead to another victory for the ruling party.

Tshwane Executive Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says he's confident the African National Congress (ANC) will retain control of the capital city's municipality in the upcoming elections despite the threat from the Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters.

The ANC conducted door-to-door visits at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) west of Pretoria this afternoon.

Ramokgopa was joined by Gauteng ANC chairman Paul Mashatile and deputy general secretary Jessie Duarte.

The mayor says he's confident the city's track record will lead to another victory for the ruling party.

"We are more than confident, ready and almost bullish without being arrogant and complacent. We know the enormity of the task ahead and are placing our reliance on our people that the quality of service that has been delivered to them suggests we should be given another opportunity."

But some TUT students have different opinions about the ANC's presence on campus.

"It's a good thing to inform students about what is happening but we are not interested in the ANC because we have been voting, expecting better things, but they have been lying to us," one student said.

"It's a good thing because it gives us an opportunity to vote and the ANC brings change in our lives," another student said.