When politics and religion meet: Politicians head to church for votes

When politics and religion meet: Politicians head to church for votes

Politicians took advantage of last weekend's religious holiday, seizing the opportunity to garner a few more votes for their parties. From the ANC to the DA, here's how politicians opted to spend their Easter Sunday.

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Politicians turned to religion this weekend, taking to the pews in an effort to get their respective parties blessed.

Deputy-President David Mabuza headed to Moria, Limpopo to join thousands at the St Engenas Zion Christian Church, Briefly.co.za reported.

In a statement after the event, Mabuza thanked Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane, urging for the spiritual leader to 'pray for us to lead our people with honesty' as the ANC seeks to attain it's 'noble dream- of a better life for all'.

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The ANC leader took a moment to take a picture with Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, who had also been in attendance.

According to News24, Fikile Mbalula, elections head for the ruling party, had attended the Tyrannus Apostolic Church in Midvaal, saying that the warm welcome he had received from the congregants had been humbling.

Leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, had attended the Grace Bible Church in Gauteng, heading out to Soweto afterwards.

With the elections just days away, political leaders seem to be utilising any and every opportunity to maintain visibility for their party.

Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that a recent poll had indicated the ANC is losing voter support while smaller parties, such as the EFF, are gaining the lost votes.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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