ANC’s Mabuza on drive to ‘win back’ Tshwane

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Mamelodi residents and hostel dwellers have mobbed African National Congress (ANC) deputy president David Mabuza who is distributing party t-shirts during his voter registration campaign in the east of Pretoria.

Mabuza first went to the Mamelodi hostel voter registration station.

The party t-shirts ran out as the number of those asking for them continued to increase.

This forced Mabuza’s entourage to retreat and drive to the next venue.

Meanwhile, voting stations in Wonderkop near Marikana in the North West remain closed on the last day of voter registration.

On Saturday, residents were protesting, saying the area is not developed, with poor service delivery and a high rate of unemployment.

The area falls under Ward 32 in Madibeng Local Municipality.

Scores of community members in Wonderskop gathered near one of the voting stations, demanding the premier of the North West Supra Mahumapelo to come and address them.

Residents say the government has neglected them and also Lonmin mine has failed to honour their social responsibility as agreed.

Residents have vowed that the four voting stations will only be opened once the premier visits the area to address them.

Police are monitoring the situation.

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