ANC unveils ‘monster’ Mandela posters

2013-07-02 15:08

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The ANC has unveiled new “monster” posters and building wraps bearing the images of former president Nelson Mandela at a prayer meeting in Johannesburg.

The prayer meeting was held for its ill former leader outside its national headquarters in Johannesburg.

The party’s secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, national chairperson Baleka Mbete and treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize were among those in attendance.

The posters and wraps read: “Get well Tata Madiba: We love you” and “Nelson Mandela: Icon of our struggle”. They will be displayed at ANC buildings across the country.

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu denied the unveiling of the posters and wraps had to do with next year’s elections, saying it was the party’s way of showing its support for Mandela.

The country’s first democratic president has been in hospital for more than three weeks, where he is still said to be critical but stable.

Mampu Mofokeng, a passerby who attended the prayer meeting, said she got alarmed when she saw the makeshift stage truck parked outside Luthuli House, thinking the party was about to make an announcement about Madiba.

The Soweto teacher joined others who had also huddled together to pray for Mandela and wish him well when she realised what the gathering was about.

Said Siza Mkhwanazi, another passerby who joined the meeting: “He is not just the father of our nation, but of the whole world. Mandela is very special. I also wish him a speedy recovery,” he said.

Similar prayer meetings are expected to be held all over the country this week.

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