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ANC dispatches heavyweights

2014-02-23 09:09
Pretoria - In a clear bid to defend its territory, the ANC dispatched its heavyweights to areas where the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance were launching their manifestos.

According to the Sunday Independent, deputy ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa led a 50-strong delegation to five regions in Limpopo this weekend. The regions are where the DA launches its election manifesto on Sunday.

In addition, Gauteng provincial ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile fought back at an election concert in Tembisa  - only four kilometres from where the EFF launched its manifesto on Saturday.

Both politicians dedicated portions of their speeches to attack the EFF.  

Analysts say that the ANCs reaction is a sign of fear brought on by the rise of the EFF and the inroads made by the DA in areas that for years have been known as ANC strongholds.

According to political analyst Ralph Mathekga, the ANC is extremely intimidated by Julius Malema’s fledgling party and that the ANC could no longer pretend not to be worried about the rise of the EFF.
Read more on: anc  |  eff  |  julius malema  |  cyril ramaphosa  |  paul mashatile  |  elections 2014

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