Stop booing Zuma- ANC

By Drum Digital
12 January 2014

In a bid to protect President Jacob Zuma from another booing incident, the ANC on Saturday put extraordinary security measures in place at the launch of the party’s election manifesto in Nelspruit.

According to the Sunday Times, thousands of ANC members who attended the rally at the Mbombela Stadium were not only preregistered for the event but also pre-seated according to the provinces they were from.

This move was sparked by the booing of Zuma at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in Johannesburg last month – an incident that exposed widespread unhappiness among ANC members over Zuma’s leadership and use of taxpayers’ money to fund his R206m security upgrade to his Nkandla home in KwaZulu-Natal.

In contrast to the memorial service incident, Zuma was clapped and cheered when he took to the podium at Saturday’s rally. His electoral promises included six million job opportunities, one million housing opportunities, cheaper private health care and the promise to clean up government by dealing decisively with corruption.

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