ANC rubbishes DA's 2014 prediction

2013-02-13 14:40
Lindiwe Mazibuko. (Picture: Die Burger)

Lindiwe Mazibuko. (Picture: Die Burger)

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Cape Town - ANC on Wednesday slammed "misguided" opposition claims that the storied ruling party's support could drop to under 60% in upcoming elections.

ANCYL accused DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko of living in "lala-land" after she told AFP that the ANC will be hammered in 2014 polls.

It insisted voters will not desert the party, saying it will get an "overwhelming mandate" to stay in power.

The party did not put forward a figure on the ANC's ballot box prospects.

But it went on the attack.

"She has the audacity to believe that the people of South Africa will switch a well deserved and long-held allegiance to the ANC to the liberal, racist and irrelevant DA", it said.

In an interview, Mazibuko said the ANC will win the vote but will "take a hammering" in a repeat of the 2011 local polls when its share of voters dwindled.

She predicted a fall into the 50% range for the first time since democracy in 1994.

The DA is gunning for an unprecedented 30% of 2014 votes, amid impatience over the ANC's performance and a series of scandals surrounding President Jacob Zuma.

Mazibuko, the party's most senior black official, is frequently in the firing line of critics.

The ANCYL in its latest energetically worded statement dismissed her as a "young girl" and "filled with self-inflicted delusions of grandeur".

It also revived an oft-lobbed term of "madam" to describe the DA's leader Helen Zille.

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