ANC General Secretary Gwede Mantashe shares a moment with Chester Missing at the IEC Election Results Centre in Pretoria. 080514. Picture: Chris Collingridge 151

Pretoria - At 10am on Thursday morning a touch of humour was brought to the IEC Results Centre as that loveable puppet, Chester Missing did what appeared to be an impromptu skit with Gwede Mantashe.

Mantashe was in good humour as he took Missing's jabs at his political party with a big smile and a few jokes of his own.

Calling Mantashe “Uncle Gwede”, Missing asked if it was true that in KZN voters had been told to write their names and phone numbers on the back of their ballots, and would be called to receive their tenders later.

Missing asked Mantashe how the ANC was doing nationally and when Mantashe responded that they had over 30 percent of votes in the Western Cape Missing said: “Yes, because for the ANC 30 percent is a pass.”

When asked if he would take Julius Malema back into the ANC, he said he wished he had those numbers on the ANC ballots and that Malema could always come talk to him.

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