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Video: Thoko Didiza believes votes will give the ANC another chance in Tshwane

Former public works minister and current ANC mayoral candidate for Tshwane, Thoko Didiza was hale and hearty this morning when she arrived in Grootfontein to cast her vote. Speaking to the media, Didiza spoke about the importance of elections and the prospect of a coalition if the ANC loses Tshwane. 

Earlier in the morning, Thoko Didiza, the ANC’s mayoral candidate for the City of Tshwane cast her ballot at the Kaya Beach voting in Grootfontein. Didiza, donning a Mamelodi Sundowns shirt, waited patiently in the queue at the station, before getting her thumb inked.

“I’m happy that we have done a good campaign, and we are here now, and I’m sure the ANC will retain Tshwane,” Didiza told journalists before she went in to vote.

Didiza, confident that her party will win in Tshwane, dismissed the prospect of a coalition should the ANC lose, saying that it is too early for a discussion about coalitions to take place.

“For now, I’m confident we will win. I don’t think at this stage one could start debating about what might happen next, but everyone who fights an election goes there because you want to win,” Didiza said.

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma has cast his ballot at Ntolwane Primary School in Nkandla, DA leader Mmusi Mainmane has made his vote at his former school, Allen Glen High School in Johannesburg, while EFF leader Julius Malema will throw in his ballot at Mpongele Primary School in Seshego at 12pm.

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Raeesa Pather
Raeesa Pather
Ra’eesa Pather is a Cape Town-based general news and features journalist.

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