‘Covid is the devil’s blessing to the ANC’

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‘Covid is the devil’s blessing to the ANC’

Analysts think the party is using vaccination campaign resources to electioneer

Presidency reporter

With limited resources to run a fancy local government election campaign, it seems the ANC is using the government’s vaccination drive as an electioneering tool.

Political analysts also believe President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to move the country to adjusted alert level 2 on Sunday was part of a move by the ruling party to garner votes.

After a decision by the Constitutional Court that the local government elections should be held between October 27 and November 1, Ramaphosa reportedly said: “The movement will have to conduct the campaign and mobilise under pandemic conditions and with limited resources. We must ensure that we use technology and innovative methods that will reach millions of members and supporters in safe and dynamic ways, in line with Covid-19 regulations.” ..

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