Defaced Jacob Zuma poster in Fish Hoek. (MyCitiByNight, Sean Kovenc, Twitter)
Cape Town - The ANC on Wednesday said it would investigate the vandalism of its campaign posters in Fish Hoek and "close the fence on such hooligans".
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"We view such acts, particularly messages on the stickers pasted on our posters, as a sign of political intolerance and lack of respect for the democratic space which the masses of our people have fought and bled for," provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs said in a statement.
"As the ANC we are going to begin an investigation, including looking into CCTV footage so as to quickly close the fence on such hooligans, and where such hooliganism has a tacit endorsement from a political party, we will request the IEC to impose punitive measures in line with elections codes that we have all committed ourselves to during these elections."
The posters are believed to have been defaced on Tuesday, with the vandals appearing to have only focused on posters bearing a photo of President Jacob Zuma.
One white sticker pasted below Zuma's face reads: "Tsek jou naai".
ANC Western Cape spokesperson Yonela Diko said it was unclear if the vandalism was an organised campaign or not.
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