DA has gained the support of 100 ANC members in Beaufort West.
The Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille welcomed the 100 ANC members today during a street rally in Beaufort West.
As gathered, Mr Mbulelo Ngqokelani is the leader of the ANC contingent that led its supporters to the opposition party.
Speaking Ngqokelani recalled that Nelson Mandela instructed South Africans to vote against the ANC if it becomes like the apartheid government. That, he said, “is now what we are going to do.”
Ngqokelani added that he attempted to reform the ANC from within for years without success. According to him, reforming ANC is impossible.
He said: “the ANC is corrupt to the core. We have tried to save it but we have concluded there is no chance.”
Celebrating, Premier Zille said: “I am happy to see that the DA is growing in Murraysburg as it means the DA is also growing in Beaufort West. Today we welcome new members from the ANC to join the DA in this town right on the border of the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape.”
Zille pointed out that the ANC is collapsing inwards and hinted that it’s good for the DA.
“As the ANC implodes everywhere, it has never been more important to understand that every vote counts.
The DA is the only party that can beat the ANC. In the 2014 election we had 42% of the vote in Beaufort West and we need your help to take over this municipality.
We can win Beaufort West and the Central Karoo District Municipality which we have never won yet since democracy,” she charged.
According to her, it’s obvious that her party isn’t the authority in Beaufort West.
“Things aren’t as they are supposed to be. Truman Prince’s ANC is running this municipality into the ground. Beaufort West is associated with fraud and mismanagement because that is all we hear about in the news.”
She further remarked that the municipality is governed by ANC corruption which deprives the people of jobs and services.
“It is a jobs-for-pals patronage system where money meant for infrastructure development is abused to fund ANC-driven projects and disputes over candidate lists result in the burning of municipal buildings.”