Zuma arrives to thousands of ANC supporters at Siyanqoba rally

2016-07-31 12:55

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma was greeted by thousands of supporters who screamed and cheered as he walked around greeting them on Sunday morning at Ellis Park stadium.

After walking once around the stadium, Zuma dabbed his way onto stage through a guard of honour formed by women clad in black and wearing doeks in ANC colours.

Thousands of people dressed in ANC regalia filled the seats at stadium on Sunday for the Siyanqoba rally from  as early as 6am.

Performers entertained people from from various regions who had arrived in busses representing each of their respective ward candidates.

Supporters streamed in singing and dancing, some drinking beers and ciders.

The lower part of the stadium's seats were filled to the brim and others arriving from outside were quickly filling up the seats upstairs.

The ANC's top leadership stood and danced along to the struggle being played to keep the audience entertained.

Zuma, who was accompanied by deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, National Chairperson Baleka Mbete, Gauteng ANC Chairperson Paul Mashatile and Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize who "dabbed" (a popular dance move) as members of the women's league bowed as they walked through the stadium's field through to the stage.

A few minutes earlier ANC elections organiser Nomvula Mokonyane was taken to the simple stage on the pitch by one of the motorbikes that formed part of the initial entertainment.

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