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Zuma believes ‘united’ ANC can secure victory in CT

In 2011, the DA secured victory in the metro with nearly 61 percent of the vote compared to the ANC's 33.

President Jacob Zuma addresses the crowd during an election campaign in Cape Town. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma believes there's enough unity within the African National Congress (ANC)'s Western Cape leadership to secure an election victory in Cape Town.

The question of unity within the provincial structures was raised after provincial chairperson, Marius Fransman, claimed sexual harassment allegations against him were part of an international plot to oust him.

Some supporters also protested against the current leadership after they were unhappy with ward councillor candidates in some parts of the province.

President Zuma is convinced ANC's leadership in the Western Cape has been able to drum up support and persuade voters to go to the polls next month.



He says this proves the leadership is working towards a common goal.

"I found today that the leadership in the Western Cape is united and they're working together in harmony. That, in itself, is an important point for them to uproot in the province."

Zuma says he's been told by many of the people he's visited today the Democratic Alliance (DA)-run City of Cape Town only delivers for people in more affluent areas.

In 2011, the DA secured victory in the metro with nearly 61 percent of the vote compared to the ANC's 33.