ANC and DA trade blows over racial politics

The ANC is adamant that it's not feeling threatened by the DA, its official opposition, ahead of the local government elections on Wednesday.

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte says DA leader Mmusi Maimane has spent his entire campaign insulting ANC President Jacob Zuma.

We hope that South Africans will walk away from this man (Maimane), because he is a stooge...Many of us feel that he's pathetic and we feel sorry for him.

Jessie Duarte, ANC deputy secretary-general

Duarte says the ruling party has avoided arrogance and measured their prospects carefully, unlike the DA.

Meanwhile, Maimane's spokesman Mabine Seabe says the ANC has had the same "race card" rhetoric since the start of their campaign.

He says the ruling party is clearly threatened by the DA's inroads with its "message for change."

They don't believe that black people and white people can work together, or that a black person can lead white people.

Mabine Seabe, spokesperson for DA leader Mmusi Maimane

According to Seabe, the ANC is losing legitimacy in communities where it used to hold majority.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Nehawu Wits acting secretary Tumisho Madihlaba says negotiations with management deadlocked resulting in a strike.

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

‘Documents show that the fee contract was entered into by Anoj Singh & signed off by the acting CEO Sean Maritz' - Chris Yelland

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May 4 marks "May the Fourth be with you," Day celebrated by fans George Lucas' fans of his Star Wars global movie franchise.

Mantashe denies added campaign pressure on the ANC

Mantashe denies added campaign pressure on the ANC

ANC's Gwede Mantashe maintains that the ruling party has put in the same effort towards their election campaign as in the past.

Polling data suggests DA could secure outright win in Nelson Mandela Bay

Polling data suggests DA could secure outright win in Nelson Mandela Bay

It's Athol Trollip vs Danny Jordaan in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality as the mayoral candidates fight to be elected.

Maimane unveils DA's new 'Madiba poster' on campaign trail

Maimane unveils DA's new 'Madiba poster' on campaign trail

"Honour Madiba's dream. Vote DA", reads the new election poster, and DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the party is unapologetic.

Popular articles
Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Tensions are rife in the East Joburg township as the community attacked and killed criminals.

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

Former police minister Adriaan Vlok has rejected accusations that former minister Malan was at the centre of a paedophile ring.

4 tips for safely investing right now when everything is so hectic

4 tips for safely investing right now when everything is so hectic

Bruce Whitfield asks Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram for advice on how investors can safely navigate this hectic time.

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's fraud claims

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's fraud claims

Philemon Letwaba says Tshepo's case relates to some of the issues that they are dealing with on a daily basis.

ANC Tshwane says the City's mayor knew of the looted R12 billion

ANC Tshwane says the City's mayor knew of the looted R12 billion

ANC Tshwane spokesperson Bafuze Yabo gives details of their planned action against the City of Tshwane.

Jacques Pauw: We need more evidence on the 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book

Jacques Pauw: We need more evidence on the 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book

Investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw shares his thoughts on 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book.

JHB CBD muggings - Where are the police ?

JHB CBD muggings - Where are the police ?

City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba says undocumented people living in the city make it difficult to combat crime.