South Africans can no longer trust the ANC: Maimane
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:12:00
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says South Africans can longer trust the African National Congress (ANC) with their votes because the party has lost the plot.
He was addressing his supporters and party leaders at Waaihoek Wesleyan Church in Bloemfontein.
Party supporters attended the gathering at the historic church as part of electioneering party’s campaign across the country.
Maimane says his party has decided to visit the church where the real leaders like Pixley Ka Seme, John Dube and others use to gather.
“It has become clear that this is no longer the same ANC, the ANC that is focused on the protection of one man undermining democratic processes. This is the party that no longer respects the Constitution and therefore ultimately we are here to reflect on such a time and say the ANC can never be trusted with the future of South Africa.”
The Constitutional Court outcome on the Nkandla report against President Jacob Zuma dominated Maimane’s address.
Without mentioning names Maimane lashed out at his party members whom he says promote racism and also accused ANC for failing to unite South Africans.
“First and for most as you can see around here we build an organisation for all South Africans that is an important thing and we must never find ourselves in a place where we say this race belongs to that party.”
“We must get to a point where the freedom of association is upheld but further more we must condemn acts of racism when we see them ,in fact nobody must be allowed to be able to promote hate speech. We must build a country that addresses the racial inequality and structural inequality of our society.”
The DA concluded their Free State election tour with a door to door campaign in Mangaung.
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– By Thabiso Radebe