DA paid unemployed to attend its marches - ANC

BY CHARL BOSCH - JANUARY 29, 2016

The African National Congress (ANC) has reportedly accused the Democratic Alliance (DA) of paying unemployed black South Africans up to R100 to attend their protest marches.

Making apparent reference to the party’s “march for jobs” in Johannesburg on Tuesday, ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said while it supports individual freedom to protest, the “renting of so-called black faces” to hide the party’s “racist agenda”, comes as an insult to democracy.

“The DA in pursuit of its racist agenda it chose to take advantage of the poverty confronting our people by using them as pawns to further the interests of white minority who were not even visible in their march,” Kodwa said.

“This conduct continues to confirm that the DA [is the] home of racism that thrives on abusing black people in protecting white capital”.

A reported 20 000 people attended the march in the city’s central business district in protest against the country’s escalating unemployment rate.