Mpumalanga SACP to host Ramaphosa in Mbombela rally

Posters are already out featuring key alliance partners leaders who will also talk.


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is once more taking his campaign to the backyard of DD Mabuza.

This time he will be hosted by Bonakele Majuba – the SACP’s leader in the Mpumalanga province, during the party’s Red October Rally at the Mbombela rugby stadium.

Two weeks ago Ramaphosa spoke in Jackson Mthembu’s ward during a lecture on the late heroic Mpumalanga ANC leader Gert Sibande – who used to be called ‘the Lion of the East’ and fought hard against Apartheid rule before his death in Swaziland in the 1980s – organised by the Mpumalanga Cosatu.

During the Sibande lecture – held at the Millennium hall in Ackerville, eMalahleni on 3 November, Ramaphosa spoke frankly about the need to rescue the ANC and its government from being captured by the Gupta family and called on supporters to fight for the historical mission of the ANC, that of “running the country and its economy”.

Mthembu, an open CR17 campaigner and ANC’s chief whip in Parliament, is from ward 22 Ackerville area where Ramaphosa spoke on the 3 November.

The SACP’s Red October Rally will be on the Saturday morning of 18 November 2017 at the rugby stadium and this year’s theme is; Red Card Against Women and Children Abuse.

Also party national chair Thulas Nxesi as well as Cosatu national deputy secretary Solly Phetoe and Mpumalanga SANCO secretary Mike Soko will speak at this event.

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Mpumalanga SACP to host Ramaphosa in Mbombela rally

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