DA slams Free State ANC for allegedly damaging election posters

2016-05-17 16:00
DA's Roy Jankielsohn said the party has laid criminal charges against the ANC Free State for allegedly damaging their election posters. (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

DA's Roy Jankielsohn said the party has laid criminal charges against the ANC Free State for allegedly damaging their election posters. (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

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Bloemfontein – The DA on Tuesday slammed the ANC in the Free State for allegedly damaging their election posters in Bloemfontein.  

"Last week, the ANC stole DA posters and glued their provincial launch poster, complete with President [Jacob] Zuma's face on it over them. How can they do that to their president? How can they steal our posters and put his face there?" said leader of the official opposition Roy Jankielsohn at a sitting in the provincial legislature.   

Jankielsohn said they had since laid criminal charges against the ANC.  

"It is because in every election the ANC use dirty tricks and theft in attempts to hang on to power," he said.  

On Saturday, the ANC held its local government election manifesto rally at the Sebothelo Stadium in Botshabelo.

Zuma was a keynote speaker at the launch.  

There have been widespread calls for Zuma to resign following the Constitutional Court ruling that he failed to uphold the Constitution when he did not comply with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial action regarding payment for the upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

After the judgment, Zuma apologised for the Nkandla matter in a televised address to the nation. 

However, since then, the ANC in Free State said they stand 100% behind Zuma, saying an attack on Zuma was an attack on the whole party.  


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