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Top 6 moments from last round of election rallies

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Supporters this weekend packed stadiums for the last time before SA votes. Here are some memorable statements from the final round of campaigning.

The Economic Freedom Fighters held its final election rally at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

During the last leg of election campaigns and rallies over the weekend, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), ANC and the Democratic Alliance (DA) pulled out all the bells and whistles in an effort to rile up supporters and breathe new energy into their voting decision on Wednesday, when the country goes to the polls.

And while party leaders had much to say, the loudest voice came from attending citizens who filled these stadiums in droves with bells and whistles of their own. 

“Let the people speak,” I say. And with that, let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments from the last of the campaign trails.   

1. Kiss a baby, dress a baby
The times they are a-changing. These days, political couture comes in the smallest sizes, with the biggest statements.

2. Hamba Kahle, butternut!
A few EFF supporters entered the rally carrying butternuts to symbolise Zuma. 

3. Till death us do part?
Or rather … part us, part us now death. ANC supporters at the Siyanqoba rally, which filled the 94 000-capacity FNB stadium, marched forward with a coffin carrying the names of opposition parties.

4. Is it the Illuminati?
#ShockHorror. No. It’s just Mayihlome Tshwete showing off his ANC swagger. Get up, show off, go vote?

5. Bands to make her dance
DA supporters got down with it and enjoyed a bit of song and dance at the jobs rally.  

6. Battle of the … party?
Not to be outshone, the EFF rally also featured some pantsula.


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