DA e-toll billboards destructive - ANC

2013-11-21 18:50
DA members look on as a new billboard against e-tolls is unveiled along the N3 highway in Germiston. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

DA members look on as a new billboard against e-tolls is unveiled along the N3 highway in Germiston. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The DA's unveiling of billboards on e-tolls was a destructive campaign, the ANC in Gauteng said on Thursday.

"It is clear that the Democratic Alliance and [its] inexperienced candidate [Mmusi] Maimane do not have policies and issues that can convince voters," ANC spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli said in a statement.

"The DA uses e-tolling as a trump card to entice voters because they are divided on issues of leadership, equity and BBBEE [broad-based black economic empowerment]."

He said this type of campaigning would not deter voters from voting for the ANC, because it had done a lot for the people of Gauteng.

The DA unveiled a new billboard against e-tolls on the N3 highway in Germiston on Thursday.

The blue and white billboard states: "A vote for the DA is a vote against e-tolls."

DA spokesperson Maimane said it formed part of an intensive campaign to mobilise Gauteng voters against the government which imposed e-tolls.

"We urge motorists to vote for the DA to put a stop to this daylight robbery," he said.

Earlier this year, the DA commissioned anti-e-toll billboards on the N3 and N1 highways, which derided ANC and its role in the e-tolling saga.

Nthuli said: "The DA is just pulling wool over people's eyes that the e-tolls are bad."

He said the ANC in Gauteng fully supported the e-tolling system because it would improve road infrastructure.


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