Musician, businessperson and President Jacob Zuma supporter Malo A Botsheba has warned that the ancestors would punish the black electorate who voted for the DA in the local government elections.
Malo A Botsheba, real name Steven Sefofa, said: “Those black people who voted against the ANC will have bad luck forever. It is important that our people always vote for the ANC to make Nelson Mandela proud.
“If blacks love Mandela, they would always vote for the ANC. Mandela would never allow us to use his name to campaign for the DA.”
He called the DA an “extension of apartheid”.
“It is using its black supporters as voting fodder,” Sefofa said during a visit from The Citizen in Mohlabaneng village, Limpopo. Having used his fleet of cars and taxis to campaign for the ANC, Sefofa said: “When the National Party ruled, we did not have electricity in the villages.”
Sefofa is the uncle of Louis Mabokela, charged with malicious damage to property for defacing Brett Murray’s The Spear, the infamous artwork that exposed Zuma’s private parts. Mabokela entered the Goodman Gallery in Rosebank, Johannesburg, with Barend la Grange, to smear paint on the artwork in 2012.
Last week, Zuma told a rally in Letlhabile near Brits, North West, that ANC ancestors would turn their backs against those leaving the party, and they would experience bad luck.