DA wants to have the only voice - ANCYL

2013-01-31 21:50
(Picture: Sapa)

(Picture: Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille is attacking the New Age (TNA) because she wants her party to be only one talking in the media, the ANC Youth League said on Thursday.

"Unlike the ANC, we don’t believe that the DA is opposed to an informed citizenry but rather the DA is opposed to a citizenry that is informed by the African National Congress, preferring that only the DA communicate to the people of this country," said ANCYL spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe.

She said that since the days when Zille was mayor of Cape Town she had a radio show on Heart P4 radio station in Cape Town.

The show still aired every Monday and Zille continued to use the platform to drive "DA propaganda", said Sangoni-Khawe.

Last week Zille pulled out of the New Age Business Breakfast following reports that the event was funded with public money.

The City Press had earlier reported that some of the biggest state-owned companies were paying millions of rands to bankroll the business breakfasts hosted by the Gupta family.

The Guptas own Sahara and Atul Gupta is the company's managing director.

TNA is owned by the Guptas, who are believed to have ties to President Jacob Zuma. On Wednesday, Zille called for a commission of inquiry to probe funding of TNA.

She said the newspaper was almost entirely funded with taxpayers' money, and claimed 77% of its advertising revenue came from national and provincial government departments, and state entities.

She drew parallels with the apartheid-era scandal involving The Citizen, in which state money was used to set up and fund the newspaper.

The ANCYL said it had become a norm for the DA to criticise the ruling party while it was also guilty of the same bahaviour.

The DA had confirmed receiving R400 000 donation from the Guptas.

- SAPA
Read more on:    da  |  ancyl  |  helen zille  |  politics  |  media
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
73 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic & Train Alerts
Traffic
Sun Valley 08:33 AM
Road name: Kommetjie Road Northbound

DELAYS between Slangkop Road and Ou Kaapse Weg

Cape Town 08:27 AM
Road name: Nelson Mandela Boulevard Outbound

ACCIDENT in the left lane at Hospital Bend - expect delays

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Social media is pulling you in and you have the desire to find out everything you know about your friends and you have the urge to...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.