President Cyril Ramaphosa loses his cool at an ANC campaign rally in Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane, after it temporarily descended into chaos on Friday when angry residents demanded their grievances be addressed.
The residents had placards written demands including service delivery. But Ramaphosa was not happy that the residents kept on raising their placards making noise as he spoke.
"You. Put your placards down. I have seen them," said ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, pointing his finger at the group of placard-carrying residents.
At around midday, shortly after a door-to-door campaign at an informal settlement, Ramaphosa made his way to a small sports ground nearby. When he arrived, some locals cheered for him while others expressed their anger at the manner in which the candidate councillors’ process had been handled.
At the mini-rally, Ramaphosa greeted the crowd and began his campaign speech. However, not long after he started speaking, he was interrupted by screaming residents who hurled insults at the local councillor.
Ramaphosa then turned around and instructed the residents to shut up arguing that they were drunk.
"Keep quiet. You are drunk. When it is this hot and you drink alcohol, it is fermenting inside you and drives you crazy," said Ramaphosa.
Former ANC member and Jacob Zuma's right hand man, Mzwanele Manyi reacting to the incident in Ga-Rankuwa where ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa was met with anger by residents who demanded that their grievances be met and the crowd kept disrupting the president while he was speaking said this shows the centre is not holding and that president Ramaphosa is causing chaos everywhere he goes.
"Chaos everywhere he goes," said Manyi.
There is also speculation that at least two buses with ANC supporters have been travelling with Ramaphosa as he campaigned in the Tshwane metro on Friday. It's alleged it is one way of guaranteeing a positive reception as the crowd even laughs convincingly at the same jokes of Ramaphosa.
Mzwanele Manyi said this shows that indeed "the emperor is naked."
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