Smaller parties begin final push ahead of local govt elections
With just six days to go, smaller political parties are also hitting the ground campaigning across SA.
JOHANNESBURG - With just six days to go until the local government elections, smaller political parties are also hitting the ground campaigning across the country.
The African Christian Democratic Party, Congress of the People (Cope), Pan Africanist Congress and Agang SA say they are ready and confident that they will win some support in the municipalities and local wards.
More than 26 million South Africans are registered to cast their ballots in next week's polls.
Smaller political parties say they've been able to gain support in municipalities and wards that are being overlooked by the top three parties.
Agang SA president Andries Tlouamma says, "When you go around these communities you could see how hopeless people are, they don't believe in anything anymore.
"So, we need to do a psychological reparation not only vote for me. We need to preach hope and make sure that we make our people believe in the future again."
Cope's Dennis Bloem says the party is confident of its support in the Northern and Eastern Cape, the Free State and Limpopo.
"We've criss-crossed this country and we're confident that we'll do very go in this campaign."
Parties will be wrapping up their campaigns at the weekend.