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ANC accuses DA of sidelining the poor

The ANC in the Western Cape has accused DA leader Helen Zille of failing to prioritise the poor.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille addresses a Heritage Day gathering in Gugulethu on 24 September 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN
Democratic Alliance DA,Western Cape Premier Helen Zille,Lynne Brown,State of the Province Address
Local Politics

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's office hit back today at the African National Congress (ANC)’s claims that the Democratic Alliance (DA) was waging war on the province's poor.

Western Cape ANC leader Lynne Brown said Zille's administration was not prioritising the needs of the poor.

She added the premier must make it clear in her State of the Province Address on Friday what exactly she intended doing to help poor people.

“We want to see leadership from the premier. We want to see her tell us how she is going to lead the fight against rape and child abuse.”

Zille's spokesperson Zak Mbhele dismissed Brown's accusations.

“If Lynne Brown wants to point to people who are waging war she needs to look no further than ANC's ally Cosatu, who is busy blocking the Youth Wage Subsidy and President Jacob Zuma, who is spending over R200 million of taxpayers’ money on upgrading his private residents in Nkandla.” 

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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