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The DA's violent march

13 February 2014, 08:25

It should be noted that the violence that erupted during the DA’s “real jobs” march does not come as a surprise to many of us. In actual fact such violence should be put at the DA’s doorstep.

One would have expected that a purportedly mature political party like the Democratic Alliance would be tactical and strategic when wanting to deal with another political party, of which in this case is the ANC.

One would expect that the official opposition would have learnt some lessons from its previous ill-advised march to COSATU house which also ended in a bloody physical engagement,

Due to the fact that it has consistently continuously failed to attract as much black voter as to enable them to win all the previous National elections that have been held in this country since the dawn of the democracy

The DA is becoming very impatient and desperate, thus has opened its secrete book of dirty tricks to try opportunistically to ensure that its discredit the ANC as much as it can as we move to the upcoming national general election.

The democratic alliance has even went to the extent of creating lies about the ANC, as it is the case with the latest DA publicity stunt where it claimed that the ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa’s convoy was involved in a hit and run incident, of which such was proven to be false.

The DA’s desperation is becoming to be visible to all South Africans. The unfortunate ill-advised cheap publicity stunts that the Democratic Alliance has resorted to are doing the opposite of the DA envisages such to do, which is to lure as much votes as possible to win the national elections and have access to levers of power, and access to the control of all state machinery.

This particular “real jobs march” was nothing but another publicity stunt and a very cheap ill-conceived electioneering strategy. The DA as the main opposition in the republic should know better than to engage in reckless political acts which puts the lives of individuals in danger, acts that have got the potential of sabotaging our democracy,

By the way marching against another political party’s manifesto does not make any sense at all, non what so ever, this is because if a certain political parties disagrees with what anather party puts on the table, such a political party, which in this case is the democratic alliance, has the right to present to voters whatever alternative they have which will assist the people of south Africa particularly the poor.

I therefore believe that the DA’ “real jobs march” was not to genuinely address and highlight the issues facing south Africans, nor did it offer any alternative ideas as to how to move south Africa forward, it was just another electioneering stunt

Siphokuhle innocent dludla

Is in the NEC of COSAS

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