Campaign period is almost over yet we have political parties hitting hard on themselves.
Western Cape’s leader of the Democratic Alliance Patricia de Lille has hit back at President Jacob Zuma saying he is “possessed of the devil”.
The DA Cape Town Mayor said while addressing about 300 apple packers at Arbeidsvreugde in the Overberg region of the Western Cape yesterday, that Zuma must be of the devil for referring the party and party supporters as snakes.
“President Jacob Zuma has insulted the Western Cape. He has called our people snakes. He must be possessed of the devil,” she told the cheering crowd in Afrikaans.
De Lille went further to attack the ruling party saying the party has plans to destroy Cape Town like its has done to eight provinces.
“They have already messed up eight provinces. They have messed up Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth. We cannot allow them to mess up the Cape as well,” she told the roaring crowd, cheering them to choose DA over ANC.
De Lille received even louder cheers and applause from the farm workers when she announced that the DA would increase the child grant. She also praised the hard work of farm workers in the Western Cape, saying that the whole world ate the apples they packed.
The De Lille went on to promise the people better health facilities for the Villiersdorp area, as well as sports facilities to keep unoccupied youths from loitering in the streets. The meeting was fun-filled as De Lille joined workers in packing apples.
DA is Desperate
Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma accused the DA of being confused and oppressive adding that the party was desperately trying to portray Nelson Mandela as different from other ANC leaders.
President Zuma said this during his party’s campaign in the North West Yesterday. There he referred to the DA as being desperate to disassociate Mandela from the party he is well known for.
“They forget what they did to Madiba. In fact they tried to make Madiba to be different from all of us here and they can’t do it.
The child of the National Party, the one that exercised apartheid, oppressed us, did everything and killed our people,” Zuma said, maintaining his confidence that Mandela wouldn’t want to associate with an oppressive party born from the National Party during apartheid.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who was there at the campaign ground with Zuma, called for unity among all citizens despite party differences.
He called for all to be inclusive saying the new buzz word in the world is to include everyone in whatever endeavor, economic, social and we need it particularly here when it comes to the farming community, the land issue.