The first day of the ANC's Mangaung conference was also a visual feast. We put together a few images from day one. By Greg Marinovich, Greg Nicolson and Leonie Marinovich/NewsFire.
Photo: President Jacob Zuma arrives at the ANC Conference in Mangaung. (Leonie Marinovich/NewsFire)
Photo: ANC head of policy Jeff Radebe and Secretary General Gwede Mantashe arrive at the national policy conference. Both are seen as key supporters of President Zuma’s attempt to win a second term. (Greg Nicolson/NewsFire)
Photo: From left Gwede Mantashe, Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe, Matthews Phosa on the podium at the start of the conference as baleka Mbete, rear left obscured, speaks. (Leonie Marinovich/Newsfire)
Photo: Delegates sung inside the plenary hall as they waited for the day’s events to start. (Greg Nicolson/NewsFire)
Photo: Lindiwe Sisulu and Dina Pule. (Leonie Marinovich/NewsFire)
Photo: An ANC veteran prepares for the start of the national conference. (Greg Nicolson/NewsFire)
Photo: Security refused to let photographers stand in front of Zuma while he was delivering his speech but a group of members took it upon themselves to momentarily dance in the space. (Greg Nicolson/NewsFire)
Photo: SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande arrives in style at the ANC’s national elective conference. (Greg Nicolson/NewsFire)
Photo: Delegates sung inside the plenary hall as they waited for the day’s events to start. There was strong support for President Zuma. (Greg Nicolson/NewsFire)
Photo: Delegates at the ANC’s national elective conference showed strong support for President Zuma, but there were some delegates supporting change. (Leonie Marinovich/NewsFire)
Photo: Some ANC memebrs slept the entire night in their cars after not being given accomodation in Bloemfontein ahead of the ANC’s 53rd conference. (Photo Greg Marinovich/NewsFire)
MAIN PHOTO: President Zuma shares a joke with Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Treasure Mathews Phosa. Photo Greg Nicolson/NewsFire
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