Gauteng is one of the election’s hotly contested provinces, with the DA hoping to unseat the ANC, but ANC Gauteng chair David Makhura is confident the voter turnout in the townships will ensure the party’s support exceeds the 54% it received in the last general elections.  He is also “very confident” that despite projections by some pollsters to the contrary, the ANC will receive more than 60% of the national vote. “The work we have done on the campaign has given us the confidence that we are going to get very, very good voter turnout, especially in the townships across Gauteng. Those are the people who stayed away in 2016 and 2014 because they were very unhappy, they were very unhappy with the ANC,” he said.  The ANC held its final rally ahead of Wednesday’s poll at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday. The ANC’s support in elections since 2009 declined consistently under the leadership of former president Jacob Zuma.  In 2014, the ANC’s support in Gauteng, the count...

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