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DA election ad saga headed to court

The ANC says it will report the DA over its election ad.

A DA billboard on a busy street in Port Elizabeth is among several prominent posters the party erected in the run-up to the local government elections in 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng says it will report the Democratic Alliance's (DA) latest election advert to the Electoral Court, calling for the ad to be removed from all communication platforms.

The governing party says the DA has projected the ANC in a manner that breaches the Electoral Code of Conduct.

In its latest ad, the main opposition uses extracts of former president Nelson Mandela, calling for peace and justice.

This has also angered Madiba's family.

The ANC says the advert shares false information about the ruling party and uses ANC colours and branding.

Provincial spokesperson Oscar Mabuyane says, "[The DA] cannot continue lambasting, undermining and insulting the ANC. They think that they are better people. President Mandela would have never been Mandela if there was no ANC. It's the ANC who made him what he was."

_ WATCH_: DA election advertisement