Gaye Davis SOUTH AFRICA 24 January 2014
CAPE TOWN – The African National Congress (ANC) says plans by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to march on the ruling party’s headquarters are nothing more than a provocative publicity stunt.
DA leader Helen Zille has announced plans to lead 6,000 supporters in a march to Luthuli House in central Johannesburg early next month.
But ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu is warning it could lead to conflict.
“For a political party to march to another political party’s office, in our view, will derail whatever semblance of political tolerance and democracy we have.”
The DA’s premier candidate for Gauteng Mmusi Maimane says the aim of the march is to highlight the ANC’s failure under President Jacob Zuma to create decent jobs.
“We are simply saying, hear us out because we in fact want to talk about jobs – real jobs – and that’s the crisis of this country.”
(Edited by Craig Wynn)
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COMMENTS BY SONNY
Will this be another slaughter like SHELL HOUSE?
Or is the ANC more for a more peaceful demonstration, this time around?
THE PEOPLE SHALL GOVERN!!
1994 WAS THE YEAR OF THE SHELL HOUSE MASSACRE.