- Solly Msimanga reportedly won over an ANC voter
- The DA candidate for Gauteng premier has been campaigning extensively
- This comes as experts predict the ANC might lose control of the province
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The DA's Solly Msimanga got an ANC supporter to switch his loyalty to the DA, and swap his ANC T-shirt for a DA one.
This comes as Msimanga continues his campaign for the Gauteng premiership.
The race for control of Gauteng appears to be heating up.
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This follows predictions by leading political analysts that the ANC might lose Gauteng for the first time. With the ruling party polling at less than 50% in the province, it seems possible that Gauteng may come under the control of a coalition of parties.
Msimanga is gunning for a position at the head of that coalition. Since his resignation ass mayor of Tshwane, Msimanga has been on the campaign trail.
He was recently photographed allegedly winning the support a young ANC voter. In the images, the voter can be seen taking off his ANC shirt and replacing it with a DA shirt after speaking with Msimanga.
The move drew a mixed response online, with some cheering Msimanga and saying the move was a symbol for the ANC's declining support in Gauteng and the growing support for the DA. Others, however, said it was an empty gesture, and that T-shirts were not votes.
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Nevertheless, the race of or the Gauteng premiership seems to be escalating.
While the DA has expressed confidence that they will control of the province, the EFF's Julius Malema also said that his party would force the ANC into a coalition in the region, and thus have more bargaining power with the ruling party.
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