Zuma arrives at ANC victory party

2011-05-20 18:07
Johannesburg - ANC president Jacob Zuma has arrived at Luthuli House in central Johannesburg on Friday evening for his party's election victory celebration.

A large crowd, who had been waiting patiently for his arrival, cheered and screamed "Zuma, Zuma" when he took the stage to greet them.

The ANC was holding an election victory celebration after it had won the majority of wards countrywide during the local government elections.

ANC supporters flocked to Luthuli House dressed in party regalia, the crowd sang and danced as a stage was set up on Sauer Street.

Supporters from the Marcus Raphoto branch in Lenasia South believed the ANC would win Midvaal in the next municipal election in 2014. The Democratic Alliance won the municipality in Wednesday's poll.

"You must floor a champion to take the title, if you win by points you are doing nothing," Smith Ramokopelo told Sapa.

"I'll fast for seven or even 10 days if another party won Johannesburg," he said.

As the afternoon drew to a close, people huddled together in their ANC-emblazoned blankets to ward off the cold.

Fans of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema streamed in from the South Gauteng High Court, where closing arguments were taking place for his hate speech trial.

They sang the same song at the heart of Malema's trial - "dubula ibhunu" (shoot the boer).

A strong police presence monitored the crowd.
- SAPA
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