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Bawusa pledges allegiance to ANC

The agriculture union says it would like to see the ANC unseat the DA in the Western Cape.

FILE: Political parties have spent the Easter weekend canvassing for votes. Picture: Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - The political party that has the best interests of farm labourers at heart will secure their support, the Building and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Bawusa) said on Tuesday.

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman spent Family Day campaigning in De Doorns, the scene of violent 2012 wage strikes.

Farmworkers in the area were demonstrating against low wages.

Bawusa says it represents around 10,000 of the 180,000 farmworkers in the Western Cape.

The agriculture union pledged its support for the ANC.

The union's Nosey Pieterse says he'd like to see the ANC unseat the Democratic Alliance in the province.

"For us, it is not even a debatable issue. We don't want to see the DA in charge."

Pieterse says farmworkers are the kingmakers in the upcoming polls, scheduled to take place on 7 May.

Meanwhile, the DA in the Western Cape says it's not at all worried about Bawusa's strong allegiance to the ANC.

Western Cape DA leader Ivan Meyer says, "We are not really worried about Bawusa because that is a union that is affiliated with the ANC and many workers have distanced themselves from the ANC."