Pic of Mandela, Suzman reminds ANC of ‘inconvenient truths’ – Mazibuko

2013-04-20 16:32

The ANC “hates” the picture of former president Nelson Mandela embracing Helen Suzman – which was used in the DA’s Know Your DA campaign – because it reminds the party of “inconvenient truths”, DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has said.

Speaking in Tzaneen, Limpopo, ahead of a by-election in the ANC-controlled ward 24, she said: “The ANC this week were hopping mad because the DA put up a picture of Nelson Mandela embracing Helen Suzman. They hate it because it reminds them of inconvenient truths of what the DA has done in the past, and what it is doing today.”

The ANC was confident of retaining control over the ward.

“[We are] most certain that it will achieve a resounding victory during the upcoming by-elections,” ANC provincial task team secretary Joy Matshoge said in a statement.

Earlier this month, the ANC failed to register a candidate to contest a by-election in the Tswaing municipality, after the DA ward 14 councillor resigned.

The by-elections there are also due scheduled for Wednesday.

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