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ANC postpones WC manifesto launch amid protests over election list

Disgruntled ANC members staged a protest at the party’s offices over the selection of election candidates.

People from the Barcelona, Kanana and Europe informal settlements in Nyanga protesting outside the ANC Western Cape’s Thibault Square office. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has postponed its provincial manifesto launch amid protests over the party's election list.

The party was expected to unveil its election campaign for the upcoming Local Government Elections in Khayelitsha on Sunday with ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the keynote speaker.



Ramaphosa was also expected to go on a door-to-door campaign in Mitchells Plain tomorrow.

The announcement was made hours after disgruntled ANC members staged a protest at the party's offices over the selection of candidates for the elections.

The party's provincial spokesperson Jabu Mfusi says, "The leadership felt that it is important that we address these queries [from] branches and put the branches in the mood ahead of elections before we can embark on such an important programme of the election manifesto launch (sic)."

Minki Mbita, an ANC member from Gugulethu, says the party has to fix the list problems.