Elections fever: Top 6 election stories as the battle for votes turns ugly

2019-04-29 19:02
President Cyril Ramaphosa interacts with residents in East London. (Lulama Zenzile, Netwerk24)

From court cases to campaigning at grass roots level, political parties are pulling out all the stops as voting day inches closer.

Here is a wrap of our most read stories.

'There is nothing that they can do to stop us' - BLF not deterred by court ruling

Black First Land First says it is not deterred by the Electoral Court's finding that the Electoral Commission of SA erred when it did not publish the party's registration in the Government Gazette in 2016.The Court also set aside the IEC's to dismiss an appeal by Freedom Front Plus to have the BLF deregistered from contesting the May 8 elections.

SEE: DA puts giant Gupta statue outside birthplace of ANC

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, in a spectacular act of political theatre on Monday, made a speech with a giant statue of one of the infamous Gupta brothers' faces at the birthplace of the ANC.

Has Maimane failed to lead the DA?

The DA has more black supporters than ever before, but the party did not do enough over the past five years to change the negative perceptions about being a white party run by a black leader, writes Adriaan Basson.

The ANC wants to reclaim the Western Cape and no coalition with EFF

The ANC in the Western Cape said it was not vying for a coalition with any party but has instead bolstered its campaign on the ground towards reclaiming the provincial government from the DA.

"I think it's asking for a literally super-human effort" - Ebrahim Rasool

'We cannot see any other hope' apart from ANC - Vrede dairy farm beneficiaries

Despite having lost millions worth of government grants after they were allegedly squandered by ANC leaders in the Free State, some beneficiaries of the Vrede dairy farm remain loyal to the ruling party.

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