It still sets the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Free State thinking why the ANC Free State resorted to damaging their election posters in Bloemfontein.
The ANC Free State is one strong province that still stands solidly behind Zuma, appearing to be disconnected to Zuma’s critics and foes.
Notifying the house about ANC’s rudeness at a sitting in the provincial legislature, DA’s Roy Jankielsohn said:
“Last week, the ANC stole DA posters and glued their provincial launch poster, complete with President [Jacob] Zuma’s face on it over them.
How can they do that to their president? How can they steal our posters and put his face there?” said leader of the official opposition.
ANC Free State Criminally Charged
Following the ‘hilarious’ act, the DA has since laid criminal charges against the ANC in Free State.
Meanwhile, yesterday the opposition party announced that it will propose a R9.52-billion adjustment to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016/17 budget on Tuesday.
In a statement on Monday, the DA said it would propose 399 amendments to fund six proposals, aimed at improving the lives of people in South Africa.
The amendments are aimed at among others creating jobs by allocating an additional R1.2-billion to fund about 180 000 new job opportunities in the Expanded Public Works Programme, according to DA shadow minister of finance David Maynier.
Two days ago, the opposition party also raised alarm over plans to get finance minister Pravin Gordhan arrested. The party emphasized that it will be a disaster for South Africa if Pravin gets arrested.
DA spokesperson David Maynier, who spoke on Sunday stated that “Rumours reported today [Sunday] suggest that the minister may be arrested together with eight other officials to face charges relating to the SARS [SA Revenue Service] ‘rogue unit’.”
Gordhan has really been on hot seat following his re-appointment as finance minister. While many believed that his incessant woes are politically-propelled, others believe otherwise.
On Monday, EFF’s leader, Julius Malema revealed that “there was a plot to create dark cloud around Gordhan and then sack him”.
The brave leader predicted that the embattled finance minister will soon be dismissed because “he is not the people’s favourite- irrespective of the fact that he stabilized SA’s economy”.