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ANC members in JHB accused of defacing IFP posters

The IFP claims its supporters were harassed yesterday ahead of Zuma's visit in Tembisa.

President Jacob Zuma greets chiefs during a visit at one of the hostels in Tembisa. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in the province says it's aware of the allegations made by the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) that its members defaced the IFP's election posters in Tembisa.

The ruling party has requested evidence from them, but the ANC's Nkenke Kekana says they're still waiting for proof.

"We said to the IFP, we want to see the evidence. So far we've not received any evidence from the party. We believe this is an attempt to discredit the ruling party."

The IFP also says its volunteers were subjected to physical and verbal abuse because President Jacob Zuma would be campaigning in the area.



The party says it's in possession of photographs where ANC members are caught red-handed vandalising their posters in Ward 10.

Chairperson Bonginkosi Dhlamini says the party will be approaching the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to report the matter.

"They saw ANC volunteers defacing IFP and DA posters. They took pictures and approached the ANC guys when they were intimidated. We have pictures, which is why we are taking the matter up with the IEC to see how it can be resolved."

EFF DETERMINED TO SPEAK TO LIMPOPO COMMUNITY

Meanwhile, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Leader Julius Malema says he's determined to meet the people of Limpopo in their own environment's to better understand their living conditions.

Today he spoke to the Mankweng community just outside Polokwane ahead of the local government elections next month.

It's part of the build up to the EFF's last rally at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on 31 July.

Malema says it's vital that the red berets get an accurate reading of issues before the rally.

"By the time we arrive on the rally on 31 July we would have met all the 45 Wards of Polokwane. I will personally go to those areas because we feel it is importance to get in touch with our people."