Celebs put the party into politics

2014-04-20 10:00

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It’s 7.42pm on Thursday at the News Cafe in the upmarket northern Joburg suburb of Woodmead.

Young black professionals sit on black couches tinged with purple. Wine flows and the House music pumps.

Enter Meshack Mavuso?–?better known as Vusi Moletsane in Isidingo –?whom the ANC has tasked to campaign in the posh pub.

He immediately turns heads in his black “I am ANC” T-shirt.

Patrons get up and gather around him shaking his hand, while others ask to take pictures with him. He hands them ANC T-shirts and asks if they will be voting for the party.

The fans answer with an unequivocal “yes” and walk away with a spring in their step.

But some people aren’t impressed. Two young black women shake their heads and refuse the T-shirts.

“Sorry, we aren’t ANC supporters,” says one.

“Sorry, hey, I don’t know what the ANC has done for me. They are corrupt, I mean this Nkandla thing is too much,” she replies with a twang.

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