Residents up in arms about EFF posters

2016-03-09 06:00
HERE, EFF members had plastered an election poster on an outdoor toilet. Khotso Morapela of the EFF said that the party would investigate the matter.

HERE, EFF members had plastered an election poster on an outdoor toilet. Khotso Morapela of the EFF said that the party would investigate the matter.

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THE Tokologo Local Municipality says it will take steps against the EFF after members of the party plastered EFF posters on homes and private property in Boshof on Monday night.

Boshof is a farming town in the west of the Free State province.

Disgruntled residents said the posters had been plastered on their property without their consent.

Koli Miller, businessman and resident, said a poster of the party had been plastered on the wall of his liquor store without his permission.

Miller said he did not involve himself in party politics, because he did not want his business to be affected.

Another resident, Calla van Niekerk, raised concerns about political parties plastering posters without adhering to municipal bylaws.

Van Niekerk said the posters were plastered on private residential property and removal of the posters forced residents to repaint their property.

She added that street poles, which had recently been painted by community members, were damaged by stickers placed on the poles.

The spokesperson of the Tokologo local municipality, Caswell Tlhokwe, condemned the act and said the municipality would take steps against implicated persons.

According to Tlhokwe, political parties were expected to adhere to the rules governing electoral campaigning.

Tlhokwe said political parties were not allowed to paste posters on private residential property and said that parties were expected to submit forms to request permission to place party placards on street lamps and poles.

“The municipality will investigate the matter further and take steps against the EFF,” Tlhokwe said.

EFF provincial chairperson Khotso Morapela said the party was not aware of the allegations and would look into the matter further.

Morapela further said the party did not encourage party members to partake in illegal activities.

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