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Watch| ANC Embraces African Spirituality As They Plead For Election Win

Former president Jacob Zuma also visited Rivers of Living Waters Ministries, led by Bishop Bafana Stephen Zondo, where he was serenaded by a choir singing his election song, "Umshini wami."

It is not uncommon to witness political parties incorporating elements of African spirituality into their election campaigns.

The African National Congress (ANC) recently took its election manifesto campaign to Galeshewe in Kimberley, where traditional healers were invited on stage to burn incense and plead with ancestors for a victorious outcome in the upcoming national and provincial elections on May 29.

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The presence of traditional leaders and the act of burning incense symbolise a deep-rooted belief in the power of ancestral guidance and blessings.

The healers fervently pleaded with the late leaders of the ANC to bring light and success to the party. This unique approach highlights the ANC’s commitment to honouring its historical leaders and seeking their support in the present political landscape.

The ANC is not the only political party to embrace African spirituality during election runs. ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba recently visited Grace Bible Church in Pimville, Soweto, where he celebrated his long-lasting marriage.

Former president Jacob Zuma also visited Rivers of Living Waters Ministries, led by Bishop Bafana Stephen Zondo, where he was serenaded by a choir singing his election song, “Umshini wami.”

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President Cyril Ramaphosa made a significant gesture in January by visiting Shembe Nazareth Baptist Church and announcing a donation of a 1,000-sleeper building for the church.

The incorporation of African spirituality and visits to traditional leaders and churches demonstrate the importance of connecting with diverse communities and appealing to their cultural and religious beliefs.

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By doing so, political parties aim to establish a sense of unity and understanding among their constituents.

As the ANC and other political parties continue their election campaigns, it is evident that African spirituality plays a significant role in shaping the political landscape of South Africa. By acknowledging and embracing these traditions, parties hope to forge stronger connections with their supporters and secure victory in the upcoming elections.

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Ntuthuko Gumede for SurgeZirc SA
Ntuthuko Gumede for SurgeZirc SA
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