ANC, DA bring out big guns

Rochelle de Kock and Unathi Jongihlathi

THE ANC and DA pulled out all the stops in Hankey and Humansdorp yesterday, roping in their top brass in a desperate attempt to win Kouga Municipality in tomorrow’s crucial by-elections, which could see either party take over control of the council.

DA leader Helen Zille was in the region to ask residents to give her party a chance to run the municipality, while ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte reminded them about the houses the ANC had delivered during its tenure.

In a fierce battle for wards 5 and 9, which are in Humansdorp and Hankey respectively, Zille told a packed marquee at the Centerton sports grounds in Hankey their children’s futures depended on them. She also spoke at Vosloo Park in Humansdorp last night.

For Ward 5 in Humansdorp, at present a DA ward, the ANC has fielded Kouga mayor Booi Koerat to run against the DA’s Desmond Peterson.


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