The Democratic Alliance, the main opposition party in South Africa protested in Mandela Bay against the ANC party and its leadership.
Members of Democratic Alliance Party were outraged at President Jacob Zuma and ANC for ignoring the constitutional verdict over Nkandla estate. The party has distanced itself from ANC that had defended Zuma’s impeachment in parliament.
“We are outraged at the fact that Jacob Zuma and the ANC have ignored the Constitutional Court ruling (regarding Nkandla). They have tried to gainsay what the Constitutional Court actually said. We saw during the impeachment debate that the whole ANC has defended the indefensible for the umpteenth time in Parliament,” said Athol Trollip, member of Democratic Alliance Party.
On the other hand, ANC also staged a protest claiming that the leadership of the Democratic Alliance had depicted higher levels of racism among its leaders.
President Jacob Zuma said the African National Congress (ANC) will do whatever it takes to retain control of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in Port Elizabeth.
The metro is expected to be hotly contested in the August 3 local government elections.
The DA leadership decided to charge us for fighting and exposing racism in its ranks. that is why we believe Athol Trollip should never be a mayor of this city, this city that is called after a great man: Nelson Mandela Bay. Therefore we are saying down with Trollip down,” Knight Mali told AFP.