Durban – Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium will be filled to capacity by 10 am with loyal African National Congress supporters keen on hearing its election manifesto, the party’s KwaZulu-Natal chairman predicted early on Saturday morning.
“ANC members will fill up Moses Mabhida Stadium. By 10 am, it will be packed to capacity with disciplined members of the ANC,” said Sihle Zikalala just before 7am at the stadium.
He said the stadium – which has a seating capacity of 56,000 but can be up-scaled to 85,000 - would be so full that President Cyril Ramaphosa would probably have to address the overflowing crowds outside the venue.
Ramaphosa and other senior ANC members have been traversing KwaZulu-Natal since last weekend to mobilise support for the manifesto launch and canvass for the upcoming general election. The manifesto will outline the governing party’s policy direction over the next five years.
Zikalala said the manifesto would respond to “key challenges” faced by the country, which included unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and building a capable state.