Durban - Durban billionaire socialite couple S’bu and Shauwn Mpisane pulled out all the stops at on Friday’s beach party in support of the ANC.
The party at New Beach was star-studded, with the crème de le crème of entertainers.
Top musicians, including DJ Black Coffee, Big Nuz and Lvovo performed. Other personalities included the cast from the soapie, Isibaya.
Jacob Zuma’s son Edward and nephew Khulubuse sat and mingled with KwaZulu-Natal politicians in the VIP marquee.
ANC provincial chairman, Senzo Mchunu, and national executive member and former police commissioner Bheki Cele, a close friend of the Mpisanes, were expected to address the crowd.
In the afternoon about 500 people, some wearing ANC T-shirts and other regalia danced as they thanked the Mpisanes for throwing the party, which has been billed as the election campaign party in KZN.
The festival slogan was “I’m young, smart and I vote ANC”.
By 9pm last night, the crowd had swelled with thousands of revellers making their way to the free bash. Metro, SAPS and officers in army uniform had their hands full trying to blockade the VIP entrance and keep the crowd at bay.
Opposition parties have reacted to angrily to the party.
The DA’s Zwakele Mncwango said the Mpisane-ANC party came as no surprise as the couple were “politically connected” and “channelled money back to the ANC”.
He said the DA would write to the public protector, calling for a probe of all contracts given to the Mpisanes and the award processes.