President Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign efforts in the North West strained

President Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign efforts in the North West strained

President Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his best to campaign for the ANC in the North West province. However, it seems as if his efforts have been marred by 'sabotage' with the provincial manifesto rally struggling to get into the ANC spirit.

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The ruling party has sent President Cyril Ramaphosa on a quest to 'ignite' the North West province with the ANC's spirit.

However, the party's provincial manifesto rally in Rustenburg struggled to fill the seats and get into gear, according to News24.

This was reportedly due to a 'well-resourced' campaign to sabotage the president as his opponents within the party aim to remove him as party president in at the ANC's national general council in 2020.

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READ ALSO: Ramaphosa struggling to keep former NW chair Supra Mahumapelo in line

According to City Press, the 400 buses set to bring a large portion of the expected 40 000 supporters to the event had cancelled at the last minute because of another 'block booking'.

This resulted in the event being delayed when only a few supporters arrived. A provincial leader commented that:

“You should ask yourself who has so much money to block book so many buses at once,”

When Ramaphosa eventually took to the stage, three hours later than planned, he had told the crowd that the province is the home of his party:

“It shows, and even those who hate us can see. They can see with their own eyes that this province loves the ANC even when it is difficult and dark. No one could turn the people against the ANC.”

The president encouraged people to rally behind the party when the elections came around, intent on showing smaller opposition parties that 'they are just dreaming' when they speak of securing a victory against the ANC.

Briefly.co.za recently reported that Supra Mahumapelo , former premier of the province, had been hellbent on returning to his post. It appears as if his efforts to rally support behind him may have backfired on the ANC, which is struggling to pacify the riled leader.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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