CAPE TOWN High level clouds. Cool.

MIN12
MAX16
7 day
  • Monday 12-15°c Passing showers. Clearing skies. Cool. Passing showers. Clearing skies. Cool.
    Tuesday 10-14°c More sun than clouds. Cool. More sun than clouds. Cool.
    Wednesday 11-14°c Mostly sunny. Cool. Mostly sunny. Cool.
    Thursday 11-15°c Showers late. Afternoon clouds. Cool. Showers late. Afternoon clouds. Cool.
    Friday 11-14°c Numerous showers. Morning clouds. Cool. Numerous showers. Morning clouds. Cool.
    Saturday 10-13°c Mostly sunny. Cool. Mostly sunny. Cool.
More News

Ramaphosa's convoy nearly stoned

2014-03-02 14:42

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 been stoned.

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 community meeting.

However, Ramaphosa told the crowd that the "majority of ANC councillors are very hard working and they consult with their communities regularly".

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.

- SAPA
Read more on: anc  |  cyril ramaphosa  |  mahikeng  |  politics  |  service delivery  |  elections 2014

More In This Category
Mashaba promises 24/7 clinics for Joburg

The DA's mayoral candidate for Johannesburg Herman Mashaba promised to keep the city's clinics open 24/7 if he was voted in on August 3

The youth need to prove they are ready to lead - Zuma

President Jacob Zuma on Saturday said the youth should use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to woo young voters to vote for the ANC.

Methodist church slams pre-election violence

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa has called on faith leaders to become the voices of reason after the spate of elections-related violence in the country.

'Old guard' move over and let the youth lead - ANCYL

President of the ANC Youth League Collen Maine has said the old guard of the movement should step aside and let the young people lead the country.

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
93 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |  Property24  |  Careers24  |  Spree  |