Johannesburg - ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was told
during a North West election visit that he had narrowly missed having his
convey stoned, the Sunday Independent reported.
Beauty Xalabile, aged 60, told Ramaphosa that if the ANC's
regional leadership had not prepared residents of the Khuma Hostel in Matlosana
for his visit - including by bringing them groceries - his convoy would have
The newspaper reported that the residents of the hostel had
taken a resolution to boycott the upcoming general elections, in protest
against their living conditions.
The residents also told Ramaphosa that they had to resort to
holding a protest against their ward councillor in order to get her to hold a
However, Ramaphosa told the crowd that the "majority of
ANC councillors are very hard working and they consult with their communities
He also promised them he would monitor progress on
demolishing the hostel and building new houses for the residents.
The Sunday Independent reported that by the end of
Ramaphosa's visit, Xalabile was among those seen donning ANC T-shirts.
South Africa's general elections will be held on 7 May.