Durban – Strong gusts of wind which reached up to 37 knots (68km/h) on Saturday morning has delayed the ANC manifesto launch by two hours. The event which was meant to start at 9 am will now start at 11 am.
According to ANC officials, the decision to delay the event was taken for the safety reasons - as the winds could be dangerous to the ANC leaders who were meant to take to the giant stage inside Moses Mabhida stadium.
Meanwhile, thousands of people began filling up the Moses Mabhida stadium in anticipation of the ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa unpacking the party's election manifesto.
Large sections of the 56 000 seater stadium were full with people clad in yellow ANC T-shirts bearing Ramaphosa's face.