Low manifesto turnout proof people have no confidence in ANC - DA


The Democratic Alliance (DA) has said the low turnout at the African National Congress’ local government election manifesto launch in Port Elizabeth this past weekend, is a clear indication that South Africans had not only lost confidence in President Jacob Zuma, but in the party as a whole.

ANC officials have cited transportation disputes and miscommunication as the main reason for only 42 000 people gathering inside the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to watch Zuma deliver is keynote speech, as opposed to the 100 000 people the party were expecting.

In a statement, DA spokesperson Refiloe Ntsekhe said the ruling party now longer represents the values it did under late former President Nelson Mandela, and that it has resorted in the putting the interest of the elite above the people.

“The ANC cannot be trusted because it breaks every promise it makes so that those connected at the top can benefit at the expense of 8.2 million South Africans,” Ntsekhe said.

“The ANC has been overrun by the cancer of corruption that stems from President Zuma at the top down to councillors such as Truman Prince, who treat their position of power as a ticket to pillage the state for personal gain. South Africa needs radical change so that we can walk the talk and put South Africa on the right track again”.