Will it be ANC vs EFF?

2014-01-12 06:00

A buoyant ANC kicked off its election campaign in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, with a rousing, jubilant crowd.

It snubbed a poll revealing that South ?Africans’ support for the party has dropped to a 20-year low of 53%.

But 500km away in Nkandla, ANC members clashed with Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and some were arrested.

Malema used the launch of the ANC’s manifesto to draw attention to an issue the governing party has tried hard to bury all week: the splurge of R208?million on the president’s homestead.

Malema’s team built a house for an indigent woman who lives just metres from Zuma’s home.

While the most generous analysts peg EFF support at 7% at the election, the race is set to be dominated by the skirmish between these two parties – a clash of the ANC’s black, green and gold, and the EFF’s red and black.

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