Bloemfontein -

Vodacom cellphone users were left high and dry at the opening of the ANC's national conference in Mangaung on Sunday as reception for 3G was minimal.

ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu said the plenary did not have WiFi, and he could not be held responsible for the poor reception.

“There are some very serious people from government here. When you get near them, your 3G might not work,” he joked. - Sapa