“Following yesterday’s [Sunday’s]… report, which concocted and sensationalised the voter registration campaign undertaken by ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa in Limpopo at the weekend, the African National Congress will be formally lodging a formal complaint with the press ombudsman,” spokesman Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.
The newspaper reported on Sunday that Ramaphosa was shunned by residents of Seshego in Limpopo when he went on a door-to-door walkabout during the voter registration proceedings at the weekend.
The newspaper reported that one man refused to shake his hand, and that a homeowner chased Ramaphosa away from his property.
“Go away, go away. You are not welcome here. This is my home. People are dying because of the ANC,” the homeowner was quoted as saying.
Mthembu said he was confident the ombudsman would be able to resolve the matter.