ANC, DA in by-election showdown

2013-04-20 19:00
Lindiwe Mazibuko (Die Burger)

Lindiwe Mazibuko (Die Burger)

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Polokwane - Campaigning ahead of by-elections has started in Tzaneen, Limpopo on Saturday.

The Democratic Alliance's (DA) Lindiwe Mazibuko addressed a crowd in Zangoma, greater Tzaneen, at a ward currently led by the African National Congress (ANC) earlier on Saturday.

During her address, Mazibuko criticised the ANC, for their reaction to the party's "Know Your DA" campaign.

"The ANC this week were hopping mad because the DA put up a picture of Nelson Mandela embracing Helen Suzman. They hate it because it reminds them of inconvenient truths of what the DA has done in the past, and what it is doing today," Mazibuko said.

By-elections were expected to take place in the contested ward 24, on Wednesday.

The ANC was confident to retain control over the ward.

"[We are] most certain that it will achieve a resounding victory during the upcoming by-elections," ANC provincial task team secretary Joy Matshoge said in a statement.

Earlier this month, the ANC failed to register a candidate to contest a by-election in the Tswaing municipality, after the DA ward 14 councillor resigned.

The by-elections there are also due scheduled for Wednesday.
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