African National Congress deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday cancelled his planned door-to-door programme scheduled for Tembisa and Soweto ahead of the party’s 105th birthday celebrations this weekend.
Ramaphosa was scheduled to conduct home visits in Tembisa and Soweto today and on Saturday as part of a build-up campaign towards Sunday’s celebrations at Orlando Stadium and the party’s January 8th Statement.
Ramaphosa was originally scheduled to today conduct a door-to-door campaign and walkabout in the Winnie Mandela Township, visit the Tembisa Old Age Home, hold a mini rally at the Winnie Mandela Township Taxi Rank and have talks with the South African Youth Council (SAYC) in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni.
Tomorrow, it had been planned for the deputy president to continue with a door-to-door campaign and walkabout in Phomolong Section, a mini rally in Orlando West, as well as a blitz and walkabout in the Dube Area, around Maponya Shoprite.
ANC spokesperson Khusela Sangoni confirmed the cancellation, but did not provide reasons for the withdrawal of Ramaphosa from these engagements.
“A new media programme shall be released in due course. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused,” Sangoni said.
Many ANC leaders are engaged in similar campaigns in their respective constituencies. The main 105th anniversary celebrations and January 8th Statement are set to take place on Sunday at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.