ANC Election Volunteers Ready for Doorstep Canvassing Ahead of 2024 Elections

ANC Election Volunteers Ready for Doorstep Canvassing Ahead of 2024 Elections

  • African National Congress (ANC) volunteers across the country are gearing up for a massive mobilisation effort to reach every voter's doorstep
  • Door-to-door campaigners are anticipated to assure potential voters that there is a plan in place to eliminate loadshedding by the end of 2024
  • The ANC is making every effort to win over more voters as election day draws near, employing various strategies and initiatives

Trisha Pillay is a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg. Beginning her 13-year-long career at ENCA, she honed her reporting skills and coverage of crime and court cases, which she further developed at the Citizen Newspaper, African News Network and Newzroom Afrika. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email: trisha.pillay@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

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The ANC is set to do door-to-door campaigns throughout South Africa. Images: @Olympia De Maismon
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JOHANNESBURG - As South Africa approaches the 2024 elections, ANC volunteers are preparing for door-to-door campaigns.

ANC volunteers get ready

According to TimesLIVE, the ANC volunteers are ready to answer important questions about issues like power cuts, jobs, money, immigration issues, and poverty.

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As election day draws closer, the ruling party pulls out all the stops to woe voters. The ANC's recent election performance has also raised eyebrows. In the 2021 local elections, the ruling party's vote share dropped below 50% for the first time since 1994, signalling a shift in political dynamics.

The ANC's popularity has dropped due to corruption scandals and a slow economy, causing frustration among the urban middle class. Meanwhile, poor communities call for improved services, weakening the ANC's grip.

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While the ANC is taking it to the streets, many are not convinced that the ruling party can change a country with challenges caused under its rule.

Here are some of the reactions:

@Bongani Mgubela joked:

"I will give them access only if they bring KFC."

@Molefe Al Patron Maile said:

"The ANC volunteers should not tell lies! Highlight the successes delivered by the ANC."

@Khulekani Kahongoza commented:

"I will vote for Anc even if they did not present their manifesto or do door 2 door."

@Carol Botha shared:

"I have a right to remain silent."

@Bude Williams expressed:

"And I will make coffee for them and take my bench chair ask them lot of questions.

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Trisha Pillay (Weekend current affairs editor) Trisha Pillay is a Current Affairs writer at Briefly News. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours degree in International Politics from UNISA. She joined ENCA straight out of varsity and completed an internship at the channel. Pillay later went on to cover politics, crime, entertainment, and current affairs at the Citizen Newspaper. She joined Newzroom Afrika in 2019 and became a senior bulletin editor for shows focused on politics and current affairs on the channel. She joined Briefly News in 2023. You can contact her at trisha.pillay@briefly.co.za

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