CAPE TOWN Partly cloudy. Mild.

7 day
  • Saturday 10-19°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Sunday 12-19°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Monday 12-19°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Tuesday 14-18°c Drizzle. Morning clouds. Mild. Drizzle. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Wednesday 14-18°c More clouds than sun. Mild. More clouds than sun. Mild.
    Thursday 13-15°c Morning clouds. Cool. Morning clouds. Cool.
More News

Media 'freezing out' Cape Party

2016-07-11 20:02
Cape Town. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Cape Town - The media is relegating the Cape Party, which wants the Western Cape to secede from South Africa, to the fringes of politics, its leader said on Monday.

“The coverage we have received in the news media has been blatantly biased and aimed at relegating the Cape Party to the fringes of politics,” Jack Miller said in a statement.

He hoped the party would get a minimum of 5 000 votes in the August 3 local government elections, to be able to have a voice in running the Western Cape.

Miller accused the media and the “professional political class of being bedfellows with a common ideology that freezes out alternative perspectives”.

Both institutions were part of a closed-minded, metropolitan bourgeois elite “immersed in an immense and furious liberal bigotry".

He criticised coverage of bigger political parties in the media.

"The two main parties are propped up by unlimited access to money and an unlimited access to the coverage granted to them by their slaves in the media who are complicit in freezing out dissenting voices."

- Find everything you need to know about the 2016 Local Government Elections at our News24 Elections site, including the latest news and detailed, interactive maps for how South Africa has voted over the past 3 elections, or download the app for iOS and Android.

Read more on: cape town  |  local elections 2016

More In This Category
IEC announces by-election date

The IEC has announced a date for municipal ward by-elections.

ANC Limpopo urges party to rebuild, dismisses early conference talk

The ANC in Limpopo has vowed to reform itself and has urged branches to focus on rebuilding instead of holding an early special conference or consultative conference.

3 more arrests for slain DA councillor, partner

Three more people have appeared in court in connection with the murders of DA councillor Johannes Baatjies and his business partner, the Northern Cape Hawks have said.

ANC 'colluding' MEC in hung councils hits back at IFP

KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has hit back at the Inkatha Freedom Party which has accused her of working with the ANC to stall processes in hung municipalities.

News24 |   OLX  |  PROPERTY24  |  CAREERS24  |  SPREE  |