SACP threatens to march on DA

The party says it will march to homes of DA leaders if it goes ahead with its Luthuli House march.

The SACP says it will march to homes of DA leaders if the party goes ahead with its Luthuli House march.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Communist Party (SACP) has threatened to march to the homes of Democratic Alliance (DA) leaders in the Western Cape if it goes ahead with its plans to demonstrate at the African National Congress (ANC)'s headquarters in Johannesburg.

The DA is still waiting for the green light from the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) but believes it will be granted permission to march on Luthuli House on 4 February.

The ANC says the DA has the right to march as long as it is peaceful.

But ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza says the DA mustn't provoke ANC members.

"We have had many marches to the ANC and none of them became violent. But the last march led by the DA to Cosatu became violent because of the provocations of the DA."

Last week, political tempers ran high in Parliament over the DA's planned march.

While the ANC slammed the opposition party for what it labelled a 'provocative publicity stunt', the ANC Youth League says it is mobilising members to barricade the ANC's headquarters with a human shield of supporters.


Meanwhile, four of Cape Town's mayoral committee members and a handful of spokespeople have made it on to the DA's national candidate list for this year's elections.

The DA unveiled its provincial and national lists over the weekend with prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach announced as a candidate for Parliament.

Mayoral committee member for human settlements Thandeka Gqada, mayoral committee member for health Lungiswa James, Garreth Bloor of economic development and Ernest Sonnenberg of utility services all made the cut.

Some familiar spokespeople have also made it onto the list.

Mayor Patricia de Lille's spin doctor Solly Malatsi topped the national list in Limpopo, while premier Helen Zille's spokesperson Zak Mbhela was number five on the Western Cape's national list.

Head of DA parliamentary research and communications Phumzile van Damme ranked seventh on the same list.

Education MEC Donald Grant's media liaison Bronagh Casey is number 36 on the Western Cape's provincial list.