Thoko Didiza undeterred after last month's protests over her candidacy

African National Congress' mayoral candidate for Tshwane, Thoko Didiza, has highlighted unemployment and adequate housing as areas that need attention at local government levels.

She has been on the campaign trail over recent weeks after she was named as the chosen candidate to lead the capital city at the 2016 local government elections.

702's John Robbie spoke to her about what strategy she'll employ to win over the locals. Her nomination saw residents in Atteridgeville, Mamelodi and Hammanskraal take to the streets, rejecting her as their representative.

She said there needs to be a more coordinated effort between municipal and provincial authorities to provide adequate housing for Tshwane's residents.

Listen to the interview below:

One has to do an assessment of where the backlogs are and why certain things were promised and were not done.

Thoko Didiza, ANC Tshwane's mayoral candidate

Asked whether she thought voters would use their power to express their dismay at the governing party's national leadership, she said she was confident that South Africans would vote according to local government policy issues.

She acknowledged the tight race in winning Tshwane and Johannesburg, alongside the opposition party's improved performace at the polls in preceding elections.

As an ANC cadre, we have never been complacent. Even in areas where we have done well, we have always gone out to campaign and mobilise.

Thoko Didiza, ANC Tshwane's mayoral candidate

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