Political parties are expecting voter turnout in the electoral battleground of Gauteng to tumble from the 76.54% turnout for the 2014 general elections. The ANC is most vulnerable in Gauteng, given that it won just under 54% of the support in the previous general election.

A possible poor voter turnout in Gauteng’s big townships, such as Soweto, could have a significant effect on the ANC’s hopes of keeping majority control in the province. In 2016 the ANC lost Johannesburg as a result of voters staying away out of anger.

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