- Former president Jacob Zuma attended a church service in KwaMashu on Sunday
- The visit forms part of the ANC’s voter registration drive in KwaZulu-Natal
- Zuma was welcomed to loud cheers and ululations
Former president Jacob Zuma kept his word this weekend when he formed part of the African National Congress (ANC) voter registration drive.
Zuma attended a church service in KwaMashu near Durban on Sunday. He visited the KwaMashu Christian Centre with ANC KwaZulu-Natal interim leader Sihle Zikalala.
The congregation welcomed Zuma with loud cheers and ululations, proving that the disgraced former president is still wildly popular in KwaZulu-Natal.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Zuma told the congregation that he decided to start his day in church because he needed a lot of strength to get through a busy day.
Zuma said: "We decided to start here in church to gain strength as we would be embarking on a voter registration drive the whole day."
The former president said the ANC would be truly blessed if those who had faith in God decided to vote for the party in the 2019 election.
Zuma spent Saturday campaigning for the ANC in his home region of Nkandla before moving to Empangeni in the north of the province.
He was due to conduct a door-to-door campaign in KwaMashu’s H section before making a walkabout at the regional shopping centre.
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal said it would focus on first-time voters during the upcoming election campaign, the party also encouraged all South Africans to verify their voting details during the IEC’s registration weekends.
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