The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has taken a swipe at the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), describing their actions in Parliament as disgusting and embarrassing. They say the EFF should not impose its decision not to allow President Jacob Zuma to address Parliament on all parties.
These comments come as the ACDP launch the party’s local elections manifesto in Thokoza on the East Rand, Johannesburg, on Saturday.
“What happened on Tuesday was disgusting. We believe in respect for women and other people. To see some of them kick a woman who fell to the ground that was unacceptable and should be brought to the book. There are nice people among them but many of them do not have respect. Therefore I will not hesitate to tell South Africans that if they want a councillor who respects them, do not think about them (the EFF), think about the ACDP,” says party leader Kenneth Meshoe.
The party has also asked South Africans to put their trust in leaders who fear God. Meshoe has called on voters to choose leaders with integrity.
“In Exodus 18:21, we are told to select capable men and women- men who fear God, men who are trustworthy and who hate dishonesty. Those who still want to vote according to the old traditions, if corruption persists, applaud yourselves for that, blame yourself for that. But if you say away from corruption then select capable men and women.”
The party has announced that it wants to pass by -laws to stop spaza shop owners from sleeping inside the food shops.
Meshoe says more health inspectors should be hired to monitor small businesses trading in food to ensure they operate in accordance with food safety and hygiene regulations.
“We have traders sleeping and washing in food stores, it is unhygienic. You never see mattresses in those stores, what do they sleep on? Bags of mealie meal?”
He also says, “There will be increase in support because there is no longer floor crossing and disillusioned people see us as option.”
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