Former president Kgalema Motlanthe is set to announce his support for the ANC ahead of the 8 May elections.
This comes after Motlanthe previously said that the ANC needed to lose an election in order to reflect.
Like his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki, Motlanthe is expected to pledge his support for the party and promise to vote for the ANC on election day.
The announcement is likely to take place at the Rand Easter Show in Nasrec near Johannesburg. Motlanthe is the Gauteng ANC’s guest at the event, according Sowetan Live.
Motlanthe will be the latest former leader being enlisted to drum up support for their party. Former DA leader, Tony Leon, has also joined the campaign trail in a move that appears to be aimed at consolidating the DA’s support among older white voters, we have learned.
While polls continue to suggest that the ANC will win the elections nationally, some experts have suggested that a coalition government may displace the ANC in certain areas, such as Gauteng.
The ANC may be trying to present a united front by enlisting former presidents Mbeki and Motlanthe to punt for the party.