With less than two months to the country’s decisive national and provincial elections, politicians are working frantically to connect with the masses in a last-minute rush.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Monday morning, experienced — first-hand — what it is like to endure a Metrorail trip to work every day.
Accompanied by the ANC’s head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, on the train trip from Soshanguve to Pretoria.
It appears to be the president’s last chance to reach the people and connect with them, to win over their votes when Election Day comes.
Four of the party’s Top Six were to take the 6:30 train in four different locations and allow the early risers of South Africa an opportunity to voice out their frustration while stepping in their shoes to experience what the country’s locomotive transit system is like.
Ramaphosa’s second-in-command, David Mabuza, took the Bossman route from Atteridgeville, while Minerals Minister, Gwede Mantashe, hopped on at Daanboom station.