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Last week City Press re­ported that Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma had ad­dressed a gala din­ner at the Nel­son Man­dela Bay Sta­dium, in which he warned that the ANC ran the risk of los­ing the Nel­son Man­dela Bay Metropoli­tan Mu­nic­i­pal­ity if it did not re­con­nect with peo­ple on the ground.

We have sub­se­quently dis­cov­ered that while the essence of his com­ments were cor­rectly cap­tured, they were not made at the din­ner but dur­ing a sep­a­rate en­gage­ment with the ANC lead­er­ship.

The pres­i­dent had sev­eral meet­ings on the day in the area, but no din­ner.

City Press in­de­pen­dently sourced the story from sev­eral se­nior ANC and gov­ern­ment lead­ers who were present at the meet­ing.

Sim­i­lar com­ments by the pres­i­dent re­ported by City Press were re­ported in other media.

City Press apol­o­gises for the er­ror.

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