Armed men burst into a DA Constituency Office in Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth on Friday afternoon and fired a gun shot at DA activists and councillors before stealing countless cell phones and a bank card.
In what seemed to have been a well-orchestrated operation targeted specifically at the DA‚ the armed men knew exactly which individuals to target in order to steal their bank cards‚ the DA’s mayoral candidate for Nelson Mandela Bay‚ Athol Trollip‚ asserted.
He charged that the attack came only days after the ANC had allegedly called for violence against the DA during a funeral in Port Elizabeth.
Trollip added that he had written to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Eastern Cape to ask for an immediate investigation into the alleged ANC utterances “which contravene our electoral act and code of conduct and amount to incitement of violence”.
“It is clear that the ANC is threatened by the huge inroads the DA is making in traditional ANC strongholds. The people of South Africa are turning their backs on an ANC government that has for too long abandoned service delivery, engaged in corrupt activities and destroyed jobs.
The DA is not intimidated by these incited acts of violence and will continue to surge towards victory at this year’s local government election,” added Trollip.