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DA accuses ANC of violating democracy

The DA claims the ANC is distributing food parcels funded by taxpayers at its election rallies.

The DA claims the ANC is distributing food parcels funded by tax payers at its election rallies. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the ANC'S alleged abuse of state resources for political gain is a clear infringement of the electoral code.

The main opposition is taking the governing party to court over the issue.

It claims the ANC is distributing food parcels funded by taxpayers at its election rallies.

The Public Protector's office has confirmed it's received a number of complaints over the matter.

The DA's James Selfe said, "We believe the handing out of these food parcels is nothing more than a party political rally in disguise paid for by the taxpayer."

Furthermore, social development ministry's, Lumka Oliphant, says the DA is entitled to take legal action.

"South Africa is a democratic country and we can't stop them from exercising their democratic right."