- The African National Congress is aware that the Economic Freedom Fighters are widely liked by the South African youth
- However, the Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, is confident the EFF is no real threat to the ruling party
- Makhura said the EFF will have some votes, but it does not harm the ANC
The South African youth are finding the EFF's loud and outspoken way of doing things very appealing.
More youth are thinking of voting for the red berets than in the past, but ANC's David Makhura is sure Gauteng will be the ANC's again, according to a report by News24.
The Gauteng Premier says the EFF is sure to have some votes from young people, but he's confident about his party's support.
There is no harm. They will have votes from some of the youth.
Makhura admitted that the ANC's youth league needs to be worked on.
We have a youth league of the ANC that is not in good shape. But we are working with the league in this province to help them so that they become the real voice of the youth. That vacuum is creating problems for us.
The premier did admit that the ANC lost support because of public opinion that the party is too soft on corruption.
When voters are unhappy, parties must change their ways. Even when there were voices in the ANC against certain corrupt elements, others were dismissing them.
As if to gain more support, Makhura also said the province does not plan to have the e-toll system in the future.
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