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EFF confident it will do well in Drakenstein Municipality

The party says it has set its sights on winning wards in the Dal Josaphat, Mbekweni and Paarl East areas.

FILE: The EFF says it will bridge the gap between the poor and the rich.Picture Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are gearing up for what they believe will be a fairly successful election in the Drakenstein Municipality, the second largest municipality in the Western Cape.

The party will be turning three years old on 26 July.

This is the first time the EFF will be contesting the local government elections.

Mostly EFF and Democratic Alliance posters dot the street lamp posts in communities within the Drakenstein Municipality.

The party's Bernard Joseph says the party has set its sights on winning wards in the Dal Josaphat, Mbekweni and Paarl East areas in the upcoming elections.

He says members are working hard at campaigning in the area and are hoping to get an average of 1,000 votes in each ward.

"If everything goes well, in terms of our own estimates, we will get a third of the council representation."

The party adds it's ready to tackle crime and a lack of housing, two of the biggest issues plaguing residents in the Drakenstein region.