- Party guns for overwhelming election victory
ANC secretary general and political heavyweight Ace Magashule will embark on a weekend-long programme in the Free State to bolster the party’s campaign drive as it works hard to ensure a crushing victory in the May 8 general elections.
The former Free State Premier has been deployed by the party’s headquarters to Mangaung this weekend to speak to and listen to the cries of the people.
The veteran political administrator – who served two terms in the province as Premier – is expected to start his electioneering campaign in QwaQwa with a cleaning campaign in the Qholaqhwe voting district. He will then proceed to the Shweshwe School before heading to Tswellang, Rantsane and Diqholong voting districts.
Magashule’s entourage is expected to meet at Lusaka next to ZR Mahabane School in QwaQwa before going on with the cleaning campaign.
Thereafter Magashule will meet with residents in a sectoral engagement that will be hosted at the Phuthaditjhaba Multi-purpose Hall and go on to hold a public meeting at the Qholaqhawe Village Sports Grounds on the same day.
The next day, the respected secretary general will visit in Botshabelo, about 61 kilometres outside of Bloemfontein to conduct door to door campaigns and have up close and personal engagements with residents to hear they challenges they.
The door to door campaign will be carried out in Wards 30 and 33 in Botshabelo while the ANC volunteers accompanying Magashule on this initiative are billed to meet at the Botshabelo Municipal Office.
A sectoral engagement with relevant stakeholders will be carried out by secretary general prior to him heading to the H Hall in Botshabelo to listen to the masses at a public meeting scheduled for the open space near U-Save supermarket.
On Sunday, Magashule is expected to make a showing in Thabong, Welkom where he will again rally support for the ANC in the area’s Ward 16 in the Roma Voting District.
Magashule will later meet with the clergy at the Thabong Methodist Church before proceeding to Lemotso primary school where he is expected to address another public meeting.
ANC spokesman in the Free State Thabo Meeko said Magashule will be in town as part of the nationwide deployment of NEC members across the country to rally support for the ruling party ahead of the May 8 poll.