DA unveils new billboard in Joburg criticising ANC

Party leader Mmusi Maimane says that the billboard is meant to highlight the fact that the ANC has undermined unemployed and poor South Africans.

The Democratic Alliance unveils its new billboard in Johannesburg on 23 October 2017. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance (DA) has unveiled a new billboard in the Johannesburg CBD on Monday morning which suggests the African National Congress (ANC) has prioritised the rich at the expense of the poor.

Party leader Mmusi Maimane says if, given the opportunity to govern South Africa in 2019, the DA will address this.

He says that the billboard is meant to highlight the fact that the ANC has undermined unemployed and poor South Africans by throwing billions of rands of public money at state-owned enterprises such as South African Airways.

The DA's new billboard reads: "Four children die of hunger every day in South Africa, yet the ANC wastes R35 billion for their rich friends to fly SAA."

Maimane says the billboard shows that while the allocation of grants is unfair, the government continues to bailout SAA.