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."
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