The ANC in Gauteng has defended itself against criticism that the memorial service held in honour of the victims of the shooting at Nomzamo Tavern, Soweto, was a political affair. This, News24 reports, as at the memorial on Thursday afternoon, there were several ANC flags around the tent erected for the service. Inside the tent, where several families were mourning, was a large banner, with the words: “ANC Greater Joburg”. The tables for the sound equipment were also covered in ANC regalia, several ANC leaders were spotted at the venue wearing the colours of the party, and the majority of speakers were from the ANC, with the victims families reportedly given very little time to mourn.