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Carletonville - The Wedela Community Hall in Carletonville was alive with song and dance ahead of the political lecture by African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe on Sunday morning.
Some were waving tree branches, knobkerries and sticks in the air as they sang and danced at the back, and side of the hall.
About 300 people were seated, with about 200 singing and dancing.
The group made their way around the hall and some of those seated got up to join them.
Many people went to the front to take pictures of Mantashe seated at the table on the stage.
As they gathered in front of the stage, Mantashe got up and joined them in song.
The hall was filling up ahead of the official start to the program.
On all the seats were red National Union of Mineworkers shirts with “VOTE ANC” written on the back.
As people sat down they immediately put on the shirts.
Two marshals were stationed at each door to usher people to seats with more at the main entrance.
Earlier, the group of singing and dancing people went outside to rally those standing outside to come inside.
The program was expected to start at 11am but was running late.
Earlier, minibus taxis arrived with ANC members, dressed in the party's shirts singing struggle songs.
ANC Women's League members were present in their green suits.
While other people wore yellow shirts.
The Congress of SA Trade Unions and SA Communist Party are amongst those listed on the program to deliver messages of support before Mantashe delivers his address. - Sapa