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Mixed reaction during ANC's electioneering in Soweto

A resident says he feels township entrepreneurs aren't supported by government in development projects.

Former President Kgalema Motlante along with ANC provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile on an electioneering campaign trail in Soweto. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - There has been mixed reaction and some apathy from Dobsonville residents during an African National Congress (ANC) walkabout in Soweto.

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe and ANC provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile conducted an election campaign walkabout in the area yesterday.

Accompanying them were various ward councillors in the area noting the concerns of community members.

Self-employed resident Tshepo Thekiso invited the ANC delegation into his home and told them he is concerned about corruption in the party.

He says he feels township entrepreneurs aren't supported by government in development projects.

"Projects are here but the people who do those projects are not from here, it's some white company somewhere or some politically connected company."

A woman told the leaders that more needs to be done about the drug abuse problems in the area.

"The Dobsonville hostel [has drug abuse] and the police should intervene."

At the same time, many left their homes to take pictures of Motlanthe.