Ramaphosa slams DA election campaign ad

Ramaphosa slams DA election campaign ad

President Cyril Ramaphosa has criticised the Democratic Alliance’s election campaign advert, calling it treasonous. 

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The ad features the burning of the South African flag.


The opposition party says it wanted to convey a warning to voters about what a coalition between certain parties could mean for South Africa's constitutional democracy.


Speaking in Limpopo earlier, Ramaphosa suggested it's the DA that's seeking to destroy South Africa.


"It is despicable that a political party can, as it seeks to express itself, go and burn the symbol of our unity, the symbol of our existence as a nation."


Ramphosa joins a list of South Africans who've slammed the advert as tone-deaf and ill-advised.


The DA has strongly defended it, saying they reject any insinuation it's aiming to stoke division or cause hysteria.


"Our ad is a glaring reminder of the bleak future that awaits South Africa if the DA is not elected. It is a stark warning against the looming disaster of a doomsday coalition involving the ANC, the EFF, and other parties", said DA spokesperson, Solly Malatsi.  

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