The African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General really broke a leg when he took to the stage to spin the discs on Ones and Twos after the party’s election campaign trail in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape on Thursday.
The ruling party’s scribe was spotted dancing and playing some house beats while the crowd egged him on, shouting and loving him. A video of DJ Gweezy emerged on Youtube today to the excitement of his many fans.
Meanwhile, the Congress of South African Trade Union of South Africa (Cosatu) has thrown its weight behind the African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng mayoral candidates ahead of the local government elections.
The union, who spoke at a media briefing in Johannesburg on Friday‚ promised to ensure the ruling party retains power in the country.
“We welcome and support all mayoral candidates in Gauteng. The decision on mayoral candidates for the ANC rests with the ANC itself.
We will work side by side with the alliance partners to ensure a two-thirds majority for all municipalities‚” said Cosatu provincial chairperson Amos Monyela.
The federation also criticized the violence that erupted in Tshwane this week. ANC Secretary-General Mantashe however added that the ruling party would not go back on its decision to appoint Thoko Didiza as a mayoral candidate for Tshwane.
Tshwane resident took laws into the hands and destroyed, looted and ravaged the community in protest against Didiza’s nomination as the city’s mayor.
Report had it that branch members and leaders had initially nominated the current mayor and party’s regional chairperson‚ Kgosientso Ramokgopa‚ and his deputy Mapiti Matsena‚ as candidates for the mayoral position but both names were swept away by the party’s national leaders.