Bathabile Dlamini preparing for another buy-election in the Tlokwe Municipality

Juanita Terblanche

DA MP for Potchefstroom

The DA has been informed that the Department embarked on a profiling exercise focusing only on the 9 wards in which by-elections will be held on the 18th September.

Officials from Klerksdorp, Wolmaranstad and Ventersdorp were instructed to work in Potchefstroom but only in the by-election wards. Some of the officials approached the DA on an anonymous basis for fear of victimization.

The profiling must be completed before the by-elections in order for food parcels to be distributed exactly in the same way as before the 7th August by-election in the Tlokwe Municipality Ward 9.

It appears that the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini appears to be unfazed about the public outcry about her abuse of state resources during the August by-election when she was involved in the distribution of 400 food parcels in ward 9 at a ratio of one food parcel for every two ANC votes.

The DA will continue to inform the targeted and abused community about the abuse state resources and the absence of sustainable support for the indigent sector of the community.

The DA already formally tabled questions in the North West Provincial Legislature about Dlamini’s abuse of state resources for ANC vote buying purposes.