1 000 ANC members have defected to us - Limpopo DA

2015-08-17 19:02
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Johannesburg - The DA in Limpopo on Monday said it had welcomed around 1 000 new members who had defected from the ANC.

The ANC in the province said, however, that it was not aware of the mass resignation of members in any of its branches.

"Some of these members served as ANC councillors and leaders of ANC structures in the Mogalakwena and Polokwane regions, along with hundreds of associated branch members," DA Limpopo leader Jacques Smalle said in a statement.

"The new members come to the DA after having become disillusioned with President [Jacob] Zuma's ANC, and have identified the DA as their true political home."

Among those who crossed the floor were five former ANC councillors, a number of branch chairpersons, youth chairpersons and an ANC Women's League chairperson, he said.

Smalle claimed the ANC in the province continued to lose votes as well as senior members and leaders.

"The shift of members from the ANC to the DA is a sign of the realignment of politics in South Africa, and an endorsement of the delivery record of the DA," he said.

But ANC provincial spokesperson, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, told News24: "The electioneering by the opposition... to project the ANC as haemorrhaging membership... will not fool our people."

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