A risque picture of a woman dressed in a swimsuit designed in ANC colours was posted on ANC JHB’s Twitter page.
The picture was accompanied with a question asking users on their thoughts about the new ANC swimwear and the hashtags #RegistrationWeek and #VoteANC suggested that the ‘new swimwear’ was created ahead of the registration of the local government elections taking place on March 5 and 6.
When reached for comment, ANC spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa said that he was unaware of this incident and could not comment on the matter.
“I can’t comment because I don’t know what you are talking about.”, Kodwa told Connect.

ANC regional spokesman Jolidee Matongo said the image had circulated among ANC members via a WhatsApp group. An official posted it on the Twitter account.
"There was no official instruction to post the image. It is not an image of the ANC; the person who posted it did so without instruction," said Matongo.


"The ANC has a long history of upholding women and respecting women's rights. We are not about degenerating woman and depicting them as objects. We apologise for the unfortunate incident."
Twitter went into a frenzy with users tweeting their anger about the picture:
@mdira_esaid: "You are disgusting it shows what you think of us as women. You see us as objects rather than anything else. Sies".
@Mogotsi: "@ANCJHB Too late for an apology, we now know what you think of black women. You've got no leg to stand on!"
@nomorebullSA: "@ANCJHB Your continued lack of respect for women is incredible. They're our sisters, not campaigning tools for leering old men. Wow!"
@solkganyago: "@ANCJHB Don't apologise for a tweet... apologise for objectifying women, that's what the outrage is about.damnt!"