South Africa’s Algoa Bay in Eastern Cape Province, Port Elizabeth, has drawn attention to itself after the city discovered a large billboard hanging high on a building.
On Wednesday, eyebrows were raised in Port Elizabeth after the mysterious billboard appeared at Kempston Road. Though the sponsor of the mysterious billboard is yet to be unraveled, questions about the billboard have piled up in town. The mysterious billboard which reads “Danny Jordaan, Proudly Brought To You By Jacob Zuma” was conveniently placed between two Democratic Alliance billboards, and branded in ANC colours.
Commenting on the billboard, Kristoff Adelbert who is spokesperson to DA mayoral candidate Atholl Trollip, said the DA wouldn’t have erected the controversial billboard as the party’s marketing was handled by the national office.
Surprisingly, as at Wednesday, no one has taken responsibility for the billboard. And on Thursday, Trollip alleged that only Jordaan and President Jacob Zuma were smiling while the people of Port Elizabeth want jobs.
Meanwhile, Mlungisi Ncame, who is chief of staff to ANC mayor Danny Jordaan said he had asked for the billboard to be removed.
Earlier this week, Danny Jordaan pulled out of a debate with DA mayoral candidate, Atholl Trollip. Many have however claimed that the Nelson Mandela Bay mayor was “scared”.
But, Jordaan’s spokesperson countered the claims, saying there was nothing underhanded about pulling out as he did not confirm he would partake, and the mayor was not “scared” to debate.
However, DA’s Trollip has once again extended another chance to the Mayor. “Come out and debate your NMB record, your alleged involvement in the FIFA bribe scandal, and your very close allegiance to Jacob Zuma.
The people deserve accountability and openness, which avoiding public debates and important meetings shows Mayor Jordaan shies away from. So Mayor Jordaan, do you have the courage to debate?
I am ready to debate Mayor Danny Jordaan on his record. Mr Mayor, will you come out of hiding?. We are ready to govern in NMB. We are ready to change lives,” Trollip challenged Jordaan.
In the face of the political chaos, rancour and rowdiness being currently witnessed in the country, lots of unfathomable events have continued to emerge. Each day passes away with loads of stories from either the political, educational, religious or economic arena- to mention but a few.
It is no news that the elections are close by and that most vibrant political parties have continued to woo support from the masses. Also, in different provinces, candidates have continued to canvass for supports ahead of the election.
However, political parties and respective candidates have been advised to tread with caution ahead of the forthcoming election.