DA used pupil to promote party - ANCYL

2013-08-07 21:05
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Johannesburg - The ANCYL in the Southern Cape accused the DA on Wednesday of using pupils to promote the party during a by-election.

The ANC Youth League said the by-election in Ward 4 Bitou (Greater Plettenberg Bay) on Wednesday, was being overseen by Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant.

"This [has] happened in full view of... Grant who is also the Democratic Alliance's elections co-ordinator," it claimed.

"As the youth league, we take offence at the use of working class children as DA volunteers when they are supposed to be in class."

Grant's spokesperson Bronagh Casey said the claim that the pupils were being used in the "full view" of Grant was false.

"In no circumstance would the [MEC]... support learners taking time-off school to engage in political activities. He condemns such actions."

The ANCYL said it would not rest until the "opportunistic tendencies of the DA are exposed as a whole".

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