Zille in town hall bust-up

zille OPPOSITION parties reported no major problems during voting yesterday, bar ANC T-shirts being doled out at polling stations and “Vote ANC” posters being displayed nearby.

Another gripe was that the ink used by the Electoral Commission washed off too easily.

The complaints about the T-shirts came from the DA and COPE, while the UDM complained about the ink.

In Port Elizabeth, the ANC had issues with DA leader Helen Zille’s visit to a voting station.
At the Port Elizabeth City Hall, the ANC handed out T-shirts as voters queued at the City Hall.

ANC-branded vehicles also played the party’s election and 2012 Mangaung elective conference songs.

DA premier candidate Athol Trollip said with the exception of the T-shirts, the party was happy with the process.

“There were a couple of problems with ballot papers arriving late … but even in areas like Sterkspruit, where we were expecting problems, people were voting. The early indication was that voters were coming out in their numbers, but some voting stations opened late.

“However, the ANC’s total disregard for the law by handing out T-shirts, campaigning and running out of ballot papers was shocking,” Trollip said.

Zille, who jetted into Port Elizabeth yesterday shortly after casting her vote in Cape Town, received a hero’s welcome when she popped into one of the voting stations in Motherwell.

It was in direct contrast to the angry reception she received at the Walmer Town Hall earlier.

“You are not allowed here. You cannot come and campaign here. Go dance in Cape Town. This is Walmer,” ANC voters shouted at her.

3 thoughts on “Zille in town hall bust-up

  • May 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Around where I was on election day I found it a annoying that DA party agents were wearing blue shirts: their party colour minus the logo. How can they complain if the other side pushes the boundaries if they do to?

    The DA, ANC and EFF (abbreviated to DANCE) parties all are in the free shirt game.

    • May 8, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      The IEC staff had blue T ee shirts on without the Da’s logo

  • May 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    i do not see that there is anything wrong with party members visting voting stations if they like. handing out t-shirts howver is a big no no this is a ploy on the part of the ANC, typical of how they work corrupt even on election day. Dallas


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