Elections 2016: 'Help us to win municipalities'

The ANC says instead of protesting, its supporters should help the party win municipalities.

Supporters dressed in ANC and Cosatu colours making their way into Moreleta Park ahead of the May Day address by president Jacob Zuma on 1 May 2016. Picture: Emily Corke/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has urged its members to help the party win municipalities, instead of protesting.

Public order police was called in yesterday when some of its members in Khayelitsha tried to disrupt an event to introduce ward candidate Mlulami Vellem.

ANC provincial executive committee member Andile Lili was one of the party leaders blocked in at the venue.

It's understood the protesters have rejected Vellem as their preferred choice was sidelined by the ANC provincial executive committee.

Meanwhile the ANC has deployed several national executive members to the Mother City as it seeks take control from the Democratic Alliance.

The party's bigwigs including Jackson Mthembu, Angie Motshekga, Bheki Cele and Siyabonga Cwele, yesterday hit the campaign trail in the Western Cape ahead of the local government elections in August.