The president of the African National Congress, ANC, has been on a campaign trail for the party alongside some top members of the party. This as the country gears up for the local government elections which are set to take place on the 1st of November 2021.
Ramaphosa kicked off the election campaign in Soweto last month where former Jacob Mayor Jolidee Matongo was killed in a car accident after doing a door to door with the residents of Soweto.
Ramaphosa and the party have been trying to woo voters to vote for the ANC again after a disastrous term the party has had. They have been criticized widely for their lack of service delivery which has left communities without water, electricity and other basic needs like proper healthcare and nutrition. The crime level has also increased drastically.
Ramaphosa is wrapping his leg of campaigning in Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal. On Sunday, a picture posted by the party's head of elections, Fikile Mbalula saw Ramaphosa consult an inyanga or traditional healer during one of his door to door campaigns.
The Kwa-Zulu Natal is a difficult province for Ramaphosa and the ANC to navigate as it is a great territory for Jacob Zuma, the former president, who has recently been having issues with the party. Many here prefer Zuma to Ramaphosa, probably due to the tribalism divisions with Zuma being Zulu and Ramaphosa, MuVenda.
Could Ramaphosa be trying to depend on the ancestors to try win the elections or was it just a pure coincidence. Meanwhile, reports today suggested that the RET faction of the party have chosen a different candidate for the presidency for next year's elections, Matthews Phosa is allegedly the next party president and that Ramaphosa and his executive team will have to vacate the party's top seats at Luthuli House, its headquarters.
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