With the African National Congress crisscrossing Kwa-Zulu Natal this week to encourage supporters to join in for the launch of the ruling party's election manifesto, the pressure had been on to entertain. Ironically, some of the most engrossing moments had been completely unplanned
Despite the weather delaying the event by a few hours, supporters did their part in showing support for the ruling party, the African National Congress.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that top leaders in the party had been campaigning in Kwa-Zulu Natal in an effort to encourage support for their narrative.
Here are just a few of the moments that had the crowd both in attendance and watching from home engrossed:
Brave little biker
With the stadium filling up and excitement kicking in before the President addressed supporters bikers drove out in an impressive display.
However, despite the spectacular show of roaring machinery, this little biker stole the show.
With entertainers doing their best to keep spirits up during the wait for the poor weather to subside, an amusing moment happened in the sidelines.
Rasta, a well known artist, sat in the crowd and painted a rendition of the President to pass the time.
Unfortunately for him people were amused by how little the painting resembled Ramaphosa.
The incident caused such a stir that #Rasta surpassed even the manifesto itself on social media platform Twitter.
Emotions had been running high by the time President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived at the stadium. With top officials lining up to greet the leader, one woman knelt before him and had everyone's mind running to the gutters.
Zuma steals the show
Briefly.co.za reported earlier in the week that KZN was Zuma's turf, with ANC supporters even chanting "Zuma, Zuma" during one of Ramaphosa's speeches.
The province certainly favors the former president over the current one and people couldn't help but draw the same conclusion at today's event.
Inspirational moment from the President
Ramaphosa might have been in his predecessor's shadow during this weeks festivities but during one particular moment he shone brightest.
With the ANC Women's League in attendance with the Minister Bathabile Dlamini leading the way, the president asked men in the stadium to stand and pledge their support to end violence against women.
Today was certainly an entertaining occasion for the nation, with all eyes on the ruling party. You can read an overview of the President's speech here.
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