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Zuma, senior ANC leaders campaign in Tshwane

The president & other ANC leaders are expected to visit Hammanskraal, Atteridgeville and Ga-Rankuwa.

President Jacob Zuma sits with residents during a campaign in Tshwane on 5 July 2016. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma is campaigning in Tshwane today.

He is accompanied by other senior leaders of the party.

They're expected to visit Hammanskraal, Atteridgeville and Ga-Rankuwa.

#ANCInTshwane the woman being visited us accepted Thoko Didiza, they explained Didiza is mayoral candidate. CM pic.twitter.com/ZSPEW9sPUQ



Some ANC members in Tshwane, who were against the appointment of Thoko Didiza as the party's mayoral candidate, vowed that if the ANC doesn't reverse its decision they would make it hard for the party to campaign in the capital city.

ANC head of elections and campaigns, Nomvula Mokonyane, says that won't be an issue today.

"One thing that we are certain about is that the community of Hammanskraal love the ANC."

Mokonyane says the president will also do door-to-door campaigns.

"[We'll be] visiting and over 100-year-old residents of Atteridgeville who have been yearning to meet the president."

#ANCInTshwane Zuma interacting with Gogo who shows him pic of her late husband, Zuma responds "He was handsome" CM pic.twitter.com/OxOs173cc4



The party says this rally is about reassuring ANC members in the capital on how they will take the metro forward.

The president and other senior leaders of the party are campaigning in the capital city and introducing residents Didiza.

Zuma has visited two households in Hammanskraal where he's listened to residents' concerns and he's making promises from creating jobs to raising funds for university.

This after many complained about unemployment, and others raised concerns about the lack of funds for tertiary education.

This resident says she is happy the president has visited her home.

"I'm happy for the ANC because from 1994 we have houses, water and electricity. We have grants so now I am happy."

Kamogelo Manamela, meanwhile, says he's pleased by the president's promise to help her further her studies.

"I obtained matric, but I have not been thinking about school but from today I can fulfil my studies (sic)."

Both families were also introduced to Didiza and have promised to vote for the party, come August.