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EC ANC pulls in large numbers during Siyanqoba rally

2016-07-31 20:04
ANC chairperson Phumulo Masuale walking into Buffalo City Stadium for its Siyanqoba rally. (Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

Johannesburg – The ANC in the Eastern Cape is concentrating on implementing its manifesto after local elections, ANC provincial chairperson Phumulo Masualle said. 

ANC supporters came out in numbers to its Eastern Cape Siyanqoba rally at Buffalo City Stadium in East London on Sunday.

The 16 000-seater stadium was overflowing in green and gold with a great number of supporters moving to the grounds. Masualle was greeted by a loud cheers and applauded by supporters. 

Some supporters who spoke to News24 said they could not vote for any other party because it would betray Nelson Mandela’s legacy. “I can never ever vote for the DA. It does not speak to me. Its speaks to the white people,” Siyalo Nteta told News24.

Emerge victorious

Thousands of supporters listened to President Jacob Zuma’s message in Johannesburg during a live broadcast of the ANC's national rally. 

Masualle said the high turnout was a result of the ANC’s hard work and campaign strategy during the past few months.

ANC  builds us houses, gives us  food and increases grants.

He said the ANC was confident of a landslide win in Buffalo City Metro. “We are overwhelmed; we appreciate the support indicated by hundreds of people here. There isn’t a venue big enough supporter of the ANC. We will emerge victorious here... we are quite confident,” he said. 

As Zuma addressed supporters during the live stream, several supporters cheered and sang Mshini Wam, a song made famous by the ANC's president. 

Half way through Zuma's speech, some supporters started to leave the stadium. 

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