DA e-toll billboards destructive - ANC

2013-11-21 18:50
DA members look on as a new billboard against e-tolls is unveiled along the N3 highway in Germiston. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

DA members look on as a new billboard against e-tolls is unveiled along the N3 highway in Germiston. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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

Johannesburg - The DA's unveiling of billboards on e-tolls was a destructive campaign, the ANC in Gauteng said on Thursday.

"It is clear that the Democratic Alliance and [its] inexperienced candidate [Mmusi] Maimane do not have policies and issues that can convince voters," ANC spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli said in a statement.

"The DA uses e-tolling as a trump card to entice voters because they are divided on issues of leadership, equity and BBBEE [broad-based black economic empowerment]."

He said this type of campaigning would not deter voters from voting for the ANC, because it had done a lot for the people of Gauteng.

The DA unveiled a new billboard against e-tolls on the N3 highway in Germiston on Thursday.

The blue and white billboard states: "A vote for the DA is a vote against e-tolls."

DA spokesperson Maimane said it formed part of an intensive campaign to mobilise Gauteng voters against the government which imposed e-tolls.

"We urge motorists to vote for the DA to put a stop to this daylight robbery," he said.

Earlier this year, the DA commissioned anti-e-toll billboards on the N3 and N1 highways, which derided ANC and its role in the e-tolling saga.

Nthuli said: "The DA is just pulling wool over people's eyes that the e-tolls are bad."

He said the ANC in Gauteng fully supported the e-tolling system because it would improve road infrastructure.

Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  mmusi maimane  |  johannesburg  |  politics  |  e-tolls

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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.


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.