DA welcomes 150 ANC members in Welbedacht
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:49:03
The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal welcomed more than 150 card carrying African National Congress members into the DA in Welbedacht, Durban, on Sunday afternoon.
“The new members have become disillusioned with the ANC’s corruption and chose the DA as their new political home,” DA KwaZulu-Natal leader Zwakele Mncwango said.
“They claim their attempts to fight corruption within the organisation had fallen on deaf ears as the ANC leaders are fighting among themselves over positions. Transparency in issuing of tenders and allocation of jobs and houses was also a contributing factor,” he said.
The DA respected that it was every person’s right to belong to a political party that truly represented their values. The DA was the only organisation that upheld the values of freedom, fairness, and opportunities for all.
“On these values we hope to build a better future for our country. While ANC leaders continue to fight over positions, people feel neglected.
The DA will continue to give hope to those who are in need. The DA is more than ready to bring change that will stop corruption, create jobs, and deliver services for all who live in Welbedacht and the entire KZN,” Mncwango said.
Meanwhile, the DA has described the ANC’s mayoral candidates as more of the same – more corruption, deteriorating service delivery and higher unemployment.
Party spokesperson Phumzile van Damme says the ruling party cannot bring the change South Africa needs because it is more concerned with putting allies of President Jacob Zuma in top mayoral positions.
The ANC has named a host of new mayoral candidates. Only Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau and Nelson Mandela Bay Metro’s Danny Jordaan retain their positions.