‘DA billboard cheap point scoring’

2014-12-24 00:00

THE ANC in the province has described the DA billboard on load shedding as “cheap political point scoring”.

ANC provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala was responding to a report in the Daily News that the Democratic Alliance was behind a billboard on the M4 (Southern freeway) that blamed the ruling party for load shedding.

Yesterday DA provincial chair Hannif Hoosen told the paper that the party had paid for the advert.

The billboard reading: “Load shedding. Proudly brought to you by the ANC”, is reportedly just after the Clairwood on-ramp.

Zikalala has called for the party to remove the billboard.

“It is a known fact that South Africa is experiencing power shortage as a result of rapid unprecedented connection of millions of South Africans who were previously excluded from the electricity grid. The Democratic Alliance has unfortunately used this for cheap political points scoring. In a billboard, the DA deliberately misleads the public by claiming that power shortages have been brought by the African National Congress,” said Zikalala.

He said instead of working closely with citizens who are trying their best to use electricity sparingly, the DA has stooped too low.

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