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Don't vote for a small party - Zille

2016-06-15 18:06
Former DA leader Hellen Zille with party mayoral candidate in Tshwane Solly Msinanga. (Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

Pretoria - Voting for a small party will guarantee an ANC win, former DA leader Helen Zille warned the community of Eersterust while on the campaign trail for her party on Wednesday. 

"If you vote for a small party, that ensures you are taking votes away from the DA ‎and enabling the ANC to win. People who make that choice will ensure the ANC win again," she said. 

Zille said those who vote for party's such as the Freedom Front Plus and the Patriotic Alliance were not contributing to a positive change. She said 'tiny' parties cannot do anything because they cannot get into government.

Zille was speaking after a small group of Patriotic Alliance members stormed into Eersterust Civic Centre and disrupted a DA meeting.

Residents complained that the DA only shows up when the party wants votes. ‎

DA Mayoral candidate Solly Msimanga denied this saying that he had visited the area several times and that parties heighten their activities when it's election time. 

"We will continue to come to these areas. We will continue to offer hope. We will not use race as a canvassing tool.

"We will continue to use tried and tested ‎methods to say you have a right to choose against continuing with ANC suffering. That's what will happen when you vote for the FFplus and other small parties. You will be reinforcing the ANC's hold in Tshwane," he said.

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