DA: ANC can only dream about Western Cape

2012-06-12 10:12

Johannesburg - The ANC's plans to regain control in the Western Cape in 2014 are nothing more than a pipe dream, the DA said on Monday.

"The leadership of the ANC is morally bankrupt and therefore stands no chance whatsoever of taking over the reigns in the Western Cape," provincial Democratic Alliance leader Theuns Botha said in a statement.

He said not even with the best of intentions would the ANC be able to regain control of the Western Cape while there was so much division within the party due to power hunger.

"The ANC also shamelessly continues to employ racially based nationalism in order to oppose the DA's known record of excellent governance and service delivery."


Botha said this was a tangible threat to non-racialism in the Western Cape.

"Distrust and conflict between communities is perpetuated, as was shockingly obvious recently in Grabouw and other municipalities where the DA gained control after the last municipal election."

Botha was responding to statements made by ANC chairperson Marius Fransman.

The Cape Times on Monday quoted Fransman saying the ANC could regain control of the province in 2014 by reaching out to coloureds scarred by apartheid and recognising how blacks had been alienated in the province.

The party would also take the lead in taking the Khoi and San people's need for land to the provincial government.

Service delivery

Closer relations would be forged with Muslims.

"We recognise that there are at least 1.3 million Muslims. It is very important to have a strong relationship, not for their voting but because they were part of the fight for liberation."

The ANC's provincial executive said the party would focus on services in poor areas, foetal alcohol syndrome, and unacceptable school drop-out rates.

Fransman was speaking after the ANC's provincial general council at the weekend.

  • Loo - 2012-06-12 10:18

    Bwahahahahaha ,, the ANC is really grabbing at straws. WHO in their right mind would want the ANC to rule there. The Western Cape voters largely educated and therefore the ANC don't stand a chance nor does Cosatu for the same reason. Another thing the DA has going for them ..... ITS THE MODEL PROVINCE OF RSA as far as governance are concerned.

      Active - 2012-06-12 12:09

      Well said,

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-08-05 15:32

      fransman is a product of foetal alcohol syndrome.

  • Willem - 2012-06-12 10:43

    With the number of black "immigrants" from the rest of the RSA, and especially from the eastern Cape, increasing day by day, the ANC voters might well increase to the numbers required to win the election. Those people will never vote for any other party than ANC whether they die of hunger or not and especially never for the DA as long as there is a single white in a leading position in it.

      Sagin - 2012-06-12 10:52

      Its simple Willem, dont employ them. ensure the workers you employ are truely locals.

      Xhanti - 2012-06-12 12:44

      @Sagem, You are incredibly stupid. South Africa is for everyone who lives in it. You ignorant dweeb.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-12 13:25

      Xhanti, incredibly stupid!!!!. Look who is talking? South Africa is for everyone who wants to work and earn a living. Stuff the ones that don't want that and all they do is scream and demand. They move here in hordes because they make a change of having more than where you lot rule. The likes of Fransman use them for their own political gain, nothing more,nothing less. Who is stupid now?.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-06-12 10:52

    Go dream ..anc....most people living in the Cape...moved there to benefit, and enjoy a Municipality that is run well. Many folks I know, who come back after a holiday down there...say how clean and organised it is. @ DubulaAmanzi...You probably from KZN, and therefor have never been to Cape Town, in which can not comment on something you know nothing of...IDIOT.

  • mihaip007 - 2012-06-12 11:12

    "We recognise that there are at least 1.3 million Muslims. It is very important to have a strong relationship, not for their voting but because they were part of the fight for liberation." Let me get this one right! Is he saying that because the muslims fought against apartheid, therefore they are worthy of anc attention? What does THAT make of white minority? The enemy??? STILL???

      Jacqui - 2012-06-12 13:27

      Mihaip007, thank goodness Muslims are more advanced than this clown.

  • nuraan.delcarme - 2012-06-12 11:58

    the ANC of today will never ome back into the western cape.. we are the only province that runs properly, with a few hicups here and there. but thats life... Dubula, go back to which ever province you come from.. ur comment is a clear sign of ignorance and stupidty...

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-06-12 20:00

      @tshililo...and you seem only content counting backwards...94'..93'..92'..91'..90'....and 83'..>...1800 How much further back to you want to dwell on the past? In 1994 the entire Nation was named a 'Rainbow Nation'and urged to look forward to building a society WE ALL could be proud of. Obviously some people chose to not join,and rather preferred to morbidly hang on to the past....Hey...they say life is about choices....

  • Danie - 2012-06-12 12:00

    If voters ellect a criminal convicted rapist as their leader, in the last election,its possibly not a pipe dream in SA, But then if service levels drop to the standard of those in the EC, all our educational and medical refugees could go home to their homes in the EC, would that not be wonderfull to reunite thousands of families ? VIVA so let us all vote for the thieve to win

  • johan.kroucamp - 2012-08-05 15:44

    I hope you realise how easy it will be for the ANC to reduce the number of provinces so that the eastern and northern cape fall in one province with the western cape. Just watch this space.

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