ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa led the ANC’s by-elections campaign in Hammarsdale in KwaZulu-Natal, which was reportedly on the same day as Ace Magashule’s visit to Nkandla.
The African National Congress (ANC) took to Twitter on Thursday, 15 April 2021, to showcase the efforts put in by the party to secure votes for the upcoming local by-elections. The ruling party evidently pulled out all the stops, as the campaign was led by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa, alongside KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, walked the streets of Hammarsdale with the ANC candidate that will be running for office.
The president’s presence in the province reportedly coincided with that of the ANC’s Secretary-General (SG), Ace Magashule. Magashule is believed to be consulting on the ANC’s new Step Aside Policy. His latest visit was to former president, Jacob Zuma. Considering that Ramaphosa is seeking support in Zuma’s stronghold, some believe that a visit to him would have swayed voters in his favour.
See the post below.
ANC President Cde @CyrilRamaphosa arrives in Hammarsdale township where he is leading a by-election campaign in Ward 6, eThekwini, KZN. The President is mobilising ANC members & supporters to vote for the ANC ward candidate in the by-elections taking place on Wednesday, 21 April. pic.twitter.com/XA7rdd5sPa
— African National Congress (@MYANC) April 15, 2021