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Moving goalposts: Community football tournament halted as Mabuza defends ANC during election campaign

Former vice-president David Mabuza led the ANC campaign trail in Tshwane on Sunday.  (@MYANC/X)

Former vice-president David Mabuza led the ANC campaign trail in Tshwane on Sunday. (@MYANC/X)

On Sunday, Golden Spurs were among four teams to have qualified for the knockout stages of the Itireleng football tournament, in the informal settlement outside Pretoria.

But the tournament came to an abrupt halt after the ANC election campaign, led by former vice-president David Mabuza, invaded the football field.

Initially, six teams took part in the tournament. But the knockout matches were postponed and then abandoned, leaving fans furious and Golden Spurs coach Benson Hlongwane feeling disrespected.

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