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EFF dismisses ‘fake’ ANC campaign in Seshego

Jossey Buthane has told Eyewitness News that people were bussed into the territory of the red berets to show their support for president Cyril Ramaphosa.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa pictured during a door-to-door campaign for the ruling party, the ANC, in Polokwane, Limpopo, on 16 April 2019. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN.

POLOKWANE – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Limpopo leader Jossey Buthane has dismissed the African National Congress’ (ANC) campaign in Seshego.

WATCH: 'Now is the time, vote ANC,' Ramaphosa tells residents in Malema’s hometown

Buthane has told Eyewitness News that people were bused into the territory of the red berets to show their support for President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The ANC election campaign pulled into EFF leader Julius Malema’s home town of Seshego on Tuesday, with three well-attended public meetings addressed by Ramaphosa.

But a day later, Buthane claimed these were staged and that people were bused in.

“To come to where he was, they [the people] don’t need buses. So, it tells you that he has bused people from elsewhere to where he was. So, you can’t say it’s a Seshego rally that thing. That is a fake number.”

Buthane said EFF supporters did not follow Ramaphosa around as they have in some other provinces, because they believe parties have a right to campaign freely without intimidation.

Limpopo is the EFF’s strongest province with just under 11% of the vote in 2014.

WATCH: EFF Limpopo reacts to Ramaphosa’s visit: 'They bused people here'

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