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Free ride and KFC for Ramaphosa’s supporters at Nasrec

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s supporters were transported in taxis and rewarded with free KFC Streetwise meals.

It was reported that there was a man who was also giving out R400 to the supporters, dubbed the “rented crowd”.

The group that protested outside Gate 2 in Nasrec, wearing ANC regalia and holding placards showing support for President Cyril Ramaphosa, was believed to be a “rented crowd”.

On Monday, the group began arriving in taxis and private cars from 9am.

Independent Media witnessed the crowd being handed T-shirts and placards.

This was a contrast to Carl Niehaus’s one-man picket calling for Ramaphosa to go. Niehaus was supported by some MKMVA members.

For the past couple of months, Niehaus has been picketing alone.

“Ramaphosa’s rent-a-crowd of thugs, that were bussed in to attack my uncompromising message that #RamaphosaMustGo!, were rewarded with McDonald’s burgers and KFC. It did not help them; I still stood my ground against the stomachists!” Niehaus said.

Journalist Ntombi Nkosi noticed the crowd gathered around a bakkie parked at a designated public parking area. She got curious and took a drive to get a closer look.

She noticed a number of people moving away carrying KFC meals and started to record the scene.

It was rather embarrassing to see grown men and women excited to receive a free meal as a reward for supporting Ramaphosa.

The president attended the ANC NEC meeting on Monday. He addressed the special meeting before recusing himself to allow officials to discuss the Section 89 panel report on the Phala Phala matter.

The crowd sang and called on the NEC to protect Ramaphosa, saying he should get a second term. The ANC is set to host its 55th national conference next week.

Some South Africans took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the free KFC meals supporters received.

User Refilwe Dikgale wrote: “This is embarrassing from my black people. Right here should inform them that they are hungry and no KFC will sort their plight. They need jobs. Where is @BantuHolomisa with his ‘You Teach a Fish’ wisdom?”

Another user, Fana Mcpull, wrote: “This organisation is a joke.”

Phutumile Aliva wrote: “It’s very easy nowadays politicians just buy a lot of alcohol, hire people to support you and sing rude songs.”

ntombi.nkosi@inl.co.za

The Star