DA to march on ANC headquarters

SA’s largest opposition party says 6,000 supporters will descend on Luthuli House next month.

The ANC's headquarters, Luthuli House, in central Johannesburg. Picture: WikiCommons.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) says plans by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to march on the ruling party's headquarters are nothing more than a provocative publicity stunt.

DA leader Helen Zille has announced plans to lead 6,000 supporters in a march to Luthuli House in central Johannesburg early next month.

But ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu is warning it could lead to conflict.

"For a political party to march to another political party's office, in our view, will derail whatever semblance of political tolerance and democracy we have."

The DA's premier candidate for Gauteng Mmusi Maimane says the aim of the march is to highlight the ANC's failure under President Jacob Zuma to create decent jobs.

"We are simply saying, hear us out because we in fact want to talk about jobs - real jobs - and that's the crisis of this country."