- ANC campaigners in Gauteng held a function at the popular Imbizo Shisanyama restuarant
- This comes as part of the ANC's move to reconnect with ordinary voters
- The party says its has similar events planned for the coming weeks
ANC campaigners took over a Busy Corner Imbizo Shisanyama at Ivory Park in Midrand over the weekend.
The party said it was a move to connect with voters and make the party visible.
The shisanyama restaurant is a well-known and popular weekend hotspot.
On Sunday, the ANC arrived at the venue with two party buses and several cars bearing the ANC logo and colours. According to Eyewitness News, the ANC has opted to use ordinary cars emblazoned with the ANC logo because some communities did not react well when party officials arrived in their own expensive cars.
This is part of the ANC's election game, which has been mobilising more and more as the elections draw closer. Campaigners went door-to-door over the weekend and also visited churches before heading to Ivory Park for a meal.
Lebogang Maile, the party's head of elections in Gauteng, says the campaigns have been aimed at establishing an ANC presence at the community level. The party has said that it has similar social functions planned for the coming weeks.
The move seems aimed at reconnecting the party with ordinary voters, who may be feeling frustrated with the ANC over the recent bouts of load-shedding and other service delivery issues.
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