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Kodwa: ANC members must not engage in SA Politician Awards

The party’s senior leaders have been nominated in 18 categories which include best parliamentarian of the year.

Picture:  ANC

JOHANNESBURG - As organisers of the South African Politician Awards forge ahead with their event, the African National has warned its members against attending the ceremony.

The party’s senior leaders have been nominated in 18 categories which include best parliamentarian of the year, best dressed politician, best woman in politics and best political party.

The awards, organised by a company called Ngavu Enterprises, will be held in Cape Town on the eve of the State of the Nation address next month.

Organisers of this event believe the awards will ‘raise political standards, remedy political challenges and rebuild the image of politicians’.

ANC leaders nominated in different categories include President Jacob Zuma, ministers such as Malusi Gigaba, Lindiwe Zulu and provincial premiers like Supra Mahumapelo, Ace Magashule and David Makhura.

The ANC’s Zizi Kodwa says ANC members must disengage from this event.

“People and leaders of the ANC must not ‘celebrify’ their work because they are expected to do the work they do by the people of South Africa.”

The tickets for the awards cost R500 and booking a single table will cost you between R12,000 and R35,000.

The organisers say close to 10 tables have already been booked by ‘friends of the nominees’.

(Edited by Neo Koza)