eThekwini facing backlash from political parties for its election banner

eThekwini facing backlash from political parties for its election banner

The eThekwini Municipality's come under fire for putting up a banner that political parties say is being used as an election tool for the African National Congress (ANC).

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The advertisement, which calls on people to vote in the local government polls, replaced the banner depicting the history of Zulu Kings on Nicol Square Garage last week.

But opposition political parties want to know why the ad's design includes the colours gold and black - which are linked with the ANC.

The Inkatha Freedom Party's (IFP) Mdu Nkosi says the message is misleading.

"They are trying to garner the votes for the ANC. You can even see with the colours that have been used. The colours of the municipality is blue and white but they opted to use those colours."

"They have used the ANC colours in the hopes that people will identify these colours with the ANC. I don't believe that people are silly and stupid to fall for these cheap tricks of the ANC,” the African Christian Democratic Party's (ACDP) Visvin Reddy says.

The municipality's Msawakhe Mayisela has slammed the allegations.

"We are not saying that people must go out and vote for the ANC, it is very incorrect. We understand it's an electioneering period, so people must refrain from making a mountain out of a molehill. This was an honest banner, mobilising people to go out and vote."


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