Ramaphosa on PR Blitz as Voter Registration Opens, Visits Soweto

Ramaphosa on PR Blitz as Voter Registration Opens, Visits Soweto

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa was in full PR mode when he visited Soweto as the ANC kicked off its election campaign
  • Voter registration stations opened up nationwide prompting political parties to mobilise ahead of the local elections
  • Ramaphosa reassured residents that the ANC is alive and is found among the people

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Johannesburg- President Cyril Ramaphosa kicked off the ANC's election campaign in Soweto with a presidential visit.

Going from door to door and performing a meet a greet with residents, Ramaphosa flashed his 1 000 watt smile and reassured voters that the ANC is alive and well.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa reassured Soweto residents that the ANC is alive and well. Photo credit: @MyANC, @MbalulaFikile
Source: Twitter

In a video shared on Ramaphosa's Twitter page, the president can be seen greeting people wearing a face mask and performing the iconic elbow bump.

The video was captioned with the following:

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"We are rearing to go. The ANC lives and it is to be found among our people. Together we work to resolve the challenges confronting our communities."

The SABC reported that Ramaphosa will lead the ANC's election campaign in Meadowlands, Chiawelo and Naledi. He will also meet with community leaders of the Nomzamo informal settlement.

eNCA reported that prior to Ramaphosa's visit residents staged a service delivery protest. The SAPS deployed officers and vehicles to the area ahead of the opening of election registration stations.

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The ruling party is a bit behind on the campaign trail, the other opposition parties already rallying voters in various communities all over the country.

Fikile Mbalula, the ANC's Head of Elections, argued that despite what people might think, the ruling party actually started campaigning for elections a while ago, according to News24.

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In a similar story, the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) stated that they are worried about Helen Zille's attacks on them. They have yet to decide on what action they are willing to take against the DA federal chairperson.

Sy Mamabolo of the IEC stated it could take steps against Zille if she proceeded to 'attack' them. The African National Congress (ANC) also accused Zille of making fake, baseless and irksome allegations against the party; thus hurting the Constitutional Court's character.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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