Deputy secretary-general of the African National Congress, Jessie Duarte has reminded Cape Town residents that the devil wears blue apparel; therefore they should trust those in yellow attire.
Speaking to Langa residents, who appeared to be only interested in getting ANC T-shirts, the politician called on ANC “comrades” to pit wits against the Democratic Alliance (DA) strongholds such as Athlone.
She said: “Let us not just leave Athlone for the DA and leave the people to be confused by the devil. [They] must understand the devil wears blue and the good people wear yellow.”
About 100 ANC volunteers listened to Duarte as she struggled to woo more supporters from the back of a truck in Langa on Tuesday.
President Zuma’s posters in the suburb of Fish Hoek had made many Capetonians angry with the ANC. Posters bearing Zuma’s image were defaced with messages such as: Hamba, Mampara, Tsek, Jou Na***i! and Voetsek wena Satan!
ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa however alleged that the DA was behind the defacing of Zuma’s posters in the area.
“That is a DA language. It can only be the DA that defaces President Zuma and I think the IEC must charge them. The ANC Western Cape must open a case with the electoral court,” he said.
Kodwa was later challenged by DA spokesman Phumzile van Damme, who dared him to present proof to back up his allegations.
DA Replies Jessie Duarte
Responding to Duarte’s comments about the devil wearing blue, Van Damme laughed off the statement, stating that the ANC has gone so low, that they now frighten people with religion during campaigns.
Since the 2006 municipal elections, the DA has strongly pitched its tent in Cape Town, unlike the other provinces where the African National Congress (ANC) has strong footholds.
In the election of 22 April 2009, the opposition party sent the ANC parking after taking 51.46% of the vote.