Ahead of the municipal elections in November, theatric scenes have begun to play out in Matjhabeng local municipality as incumbent Councilor for Ward 4, Stalin Liphoko an independent candidate formerly of African National Congress (ANC) lashed out at President Cyril Ramaphosa during a rally.
SurgeZirc SA reports that there have been reported cases of internal crisis in Free State’s ANC as Stalin Liphoko was overlooked as the ANC’s candidate for another tenure.
According to reports, Liphoko during his campaign rally outside his house saw Ramaphosa’s convoy drove past when he and his supporters lashed out at Ramaphosa chanting “we will emerge victorious”.
It was however gathered that Ramaphosa ignored the disgruntled supporters and headed straight for his own campaign rally.
While addressing supporters, Ramaphosa expressed confidence that the ANC will win the municipality.
He said; “I have absolute certainty we will win this ward. We reject those who have decided to contest us as an independent. Down with them.”
Emerging reports revealed that the ANC’s decision to drop Liphoko was due to the fact that he is currently being charged for domestic violence.
Reacting to the charges, the deviant Liphoko stated that those charges were an attempt to ruin his chances in the forthcoming elections despite the charges being dropped by his wife.
However, residents and stakeholders of the community have branded Liphoko as an unrepentant “seasoned tsotsi” who was power drunk.
In another development, embattled ANC former Mpumalanga Agriculture MEC Mandla Msibi resumes his bail application today at the Nelspruit Magistrates Court.
Msibi has been in a heat of controversy following his alleged involvement in a shooting where two people were fatally shot, and a third person wounded on Sunday, August 22, 2021, in Nelspruit.
His fate hangs on the Judge’s ruling today as he hopes to secure bail.