Sanjay Dutt to campaign for ANC in S Africa

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is set to use his charm to woo the people of Indian ethnic origin on behalf of the ruling ANC in South Africa ahead of the key general election next month.....

Written by Press Trust Of India | Durban | Published:February 28, 2009 1:14 am

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is set to use his charm to woo the people of Indian ethnic origin on behalf of the ruling ANC in South Africa ahead of the key general election next month.

The actor,who plans to contest the forthcoming parliamentary election on the ticket of the Samajwadi Party from Lucknow,has been invited by the ANC to charm voters to support the ruling party in the polls on April 22.

Roy Padaychee,a deputy minister,said the Indian actor would attend a mass rally on Sunday at Chatsoworth in Durban,which has a large population of ethnic Indians.

The rally would be addressed by top leaders of the ANC,including Jacob Zuma and Zweli Mkhize. ANC faces its toughest challenge since the end of apartheid in 1994 after the formation of COPE party from the loyalists of ousted President Thabo Mbeki.

Padaychee said the actor would also visit the Mahatma Gandhi settlement in Phoenix and also address an ANC meeting in the township on Sunday.

The actor will arrive on Saturday in Johannesburg. He will visit the Indian residential areas of Lenasia and Laudium on the same day. Dutt is expected to arrive in Durban on Sunday morning.

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