DA under fire after more illegal posters mysteriously go up

2009-04-20 00:00

The DA in Pietermaritzburg has been accused of double standards by the ANC for illegally erecting more “Stop Zuma” posters in the suburbs after giving an undertaking to remove the existing ones.

The Witness was inundated with calls from ANC supporters and residents who pointed out that despite a story in the newspaper that the posters would be removed, they were not taken down; instead more posters were put up.

ANC councillor Mergan Chetty said the DA is the first to complain if a party violates the by-laws.

“They always have a ‘holier-than-thou’ attitude as they know the by-laws chapter and verse and are forever … quoting it to the rest of us.”

Chetty said that placing the “Stop Zuma” posters is a ploy to catch the attention of morning traffic.

The DA’s Mark Steele said he has given specific instructions that the existing posters be taken down.

Indepenent Electoral Commission representative Nick Davids said he has received a flood of complaints over the matter. He contacted the municipality’s licensing department and asked it to take down the posters and charge the DA for the cost.

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