The ANC is pinning its hopes on the Eastern Cape to help claw back the votes it expects to lose as a result of supporters throwing their weight behind Jacob Zuma’s newly formed uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) party.

It is also looking to Limpopo and Mpumalanga, which are among the provinces it considers its strong voting bases, to be able to pull through a large cohort of voters on May 29 and ensure the ANC sustains a majority in the national election...

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