Mantashe confident ANC will regain support

He says the party has identified some of the reasons it lost support, and is working to reverse them.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress(ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says he is confident the ANC will be able to regain the support and loyalty it has lost around the country.

The party failed to win a majority vote in key metros, and turned to smaller political parties to form possible coalitions to govern in those metros.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) today announced it would not form coalitions with the ANC or the Democratic Alliance.

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However, the red berets will vote with the official opposition in some of the country's top metros including Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay.

Mantashe says the party has identified some of the reasons it lost support, and is now working to reverse them.

"Nobody has won Johannesburg, no one has won Tshwane, nobody has won Nelson Mandela Bay and nobody has won Ekurhuleni. Our [job] is to go back and do our work, correct ourselves and accept responsibility."