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Zuma to canvass in Moloto's backyard

By unknown | Mar 13, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alex Matlala

Alex Matlala

There will be no love lost between the ANC and Cope in Limpopo as the two rivals compete to attract voters to their political banners.

ANC president Jacob Zuma now plans to conduct a rally in Bakenberg, the backyard of former Limpopo premier and now Cope's premier candidate Sello Moloto.

Zuma will conduct a door-to-door electioneering campaign and rally on Moloto's turf in Bakenberg Stadium on March 17.

Three days earlier, Moloto, will address villagers at the same venue canvassing votes for the newly formed party.

Zuma is expected to kick-start his campaign by paying a courtesy visit to Chief Langa and proceed to local farms to listen to the concerns of farmworkers - before addressing villagers at the stadium.

ANC provincial secretary Joe Maswanganyi confirmed Zuma's visit, saying they also hoped to canvass Moloto's friends, relatives and neighbours to gain their vote.

Maswaganyi said it was the duty of the ANC to go to people everywhere to hear their views and how they needed government to be run efficiently.

Cope provincial spokesperson Willy Mokwalakwala said their campaign would instead concentrate mainly on introducing Moloto to his home turf where his support was rooted.

He said the ANC was "like a wounded animal in a coma and that needed an urgent blood transfusion".

Cope's latest decision - to conduct a rally in Moloto's backyard - comes a week after the party reneged on its initial decision to campaign in ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's backyard in Seshego Zone-1 - where Moloto claimed he was "going to recruit" Malema's family and his neighbours to join Cope.


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