JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) said that the African National Congress (ANC) was emotionally blackmailing voters by dangling it’s status as a former liberation movement.
The ruling party’s campaign strategy for these elections has been to reflect on it’s three decades in power and it’s role in expanding services to people and areas that were neglected by the apartheid government.
In his State of the Nation Address on Thursday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa followed a similar theme, saying the democratic government had made huge strides in correcting injustices of the past.
However, the DA's chief whip in Parliament, Siviwe Gwarube, said that Ramaphosa focused on past success because his administration did not have any current success.
"'We’ve been in government for 30 years, we brought you freedom so it's about time that inspite of our failings that you award us with your votes'. As I said, it is emotional blackmail, a government must deliver for its people and when it fails to do so, it must be voted out."