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Bawusa pledges allegiance to ANC

Bawusa's Nosey Pieterse says he'd like to see the ANC unseat the DA in the Western Cape.

Bawusa's Nosey Pieterse says he'd like to see the ANC unseat the Democratic Alliance (DA).

CAPE TOWN - The Building and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Bawusa) says whichever political party has the interests of farm labourers at heart will secure their support in the upcoming elections.

ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman took his election campaign to De Doorns yesterday addressing several farmworkers there.

The town was the centre of an often violent farmworkers strike over low wages in late 2012 and early 2013.

Fransman says farmworker abuse, allegedly at the hands of farm owners, must stop after the 7 may elections.

The agriculture union, which says it represents around 10,000 of the estimated 180,000 farm workers in the Western Cape, has pledged its support for the ruling party.

Bawusa's Nosey Pieterse says he'd like to see the ANC unseat the Democratic Alliance (DA).

"To us it's not a debatable issue that we don't want to see the DA as the ANC is our preferred choice."

Pieterse believes farmworkers are the kingmaker in the upcoming elections and claims the majority of its members will cast their vote in favour of the party.