Mixed reaction as Thabo Mbeki campaigns for 'ANC that is on the mend'
Former president Thabo Mbeki dominated chatter on social media on Tuesday after campaigning for the ANC at the Rand Show.
Mbeki encouraged people to vote for the ruling party on May 8.
This prompted some to question why he was suddenly campaigning for the ANC when he was nowhere to be seen during former president Jacob Zuma's tenure.
In his address, Mbeki admitted that it had been difficult for him to campaign for Zuma as the country's president because he knew that "wrong things were happening". He said he now believes that the party is on the mend.
While this left a bitter taste in some people's mouths, others were happy to see him on the ANC's campaign trail and defended his decision to endorse a candidate he believes has the potential to propel the country forward.
I am of a view that Thabo Mbeki should be commended for showing political maturity and— Lehlohonolo Lehana (@Grooves_SA) April 23, 2019
as former president of ANC,He is an ex-officio member of
the NEC and may fully participate in its activities and advise the organisation & its leadership
on the various matters.#ThaboMbeki!
#Mbeki needs an invitation to campaign for the ANC, and he is made to sign a pledge to vote for ANC? while ubaZuma is on the streets alone.. asking people to vote for the ANC. yet the poet is called a leader???? in my view they are blocking EFF from going to his house again.— SawaSawane Farage (@mpuwoa) April 23, 2019