ANC tone alarms CDP

2013-07-01 19:18
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Johannesburg - The ANC is setting an alarming tone for the upcoming general elections, the Christian Democratic Party said on Monday.

"It appears that the [African National Congress] will lay claim to anything and everything when it comes to trying to portray themselves as the only party that has the right to exist in South Africa," CDP leader Theunis Botha said in a statement.

"[The ANC’s national head of elections Ngoako] Ramatlhodi, who appears unaware of the constitutional requirement for a multi-party democracy in South Africa, lashed out at opposition parties likening them to 'a three-headed serpent'," he said.

The Star reported that Ramatlhodi told ANC supporters at a rally in Polokwane on Sunday that given a chance, fish and animals in the Kruger National Park would vote for the ANC.

Ramatlhodi reportedly said the ANC enjoyed mass support - even among animals - more than all opposition parties combined.

Botha said if this was the tone the ANC was going to set, then the country's democracy could be seen only as going backwards instead of forwards.

"Of course, this can be expected from a party in government which has failed dismally and has brought the country to a position where there is no peace, and our inhabitants are afraid, whether in their homes or on the streets, as violence is everywhere and corruption is rife," he said.

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