Anthony Benadie MPL
Provincial Leader – Mpumalanga
The DA signed the IEC pledge committing the party to an election campaign free from intolerance of other parties, to uphold the Electoral Code of Conduct, and calls on all other parties to do likewise, and entrench the foundations of our democracy.
The DA wishes the IEC the best of luck for this election, and trusts that it will be conducted in a manner that is free, fair and without political intimidation.
As we signed the pledge, the DA called on the IEC to be as committed to the enforcement of the code of conduct, as we are committed to abiding by it. Our experience of past elections has shown us that the ANC in particular shows no hesitation to resort to intimidation tactics and the misuse of state resources to disrupt and upstage the campaigns of others.
We therefore call on both the IEC and the SAPS to ensure that their officials are well briefed and sufficiently knowledgeable on the electoral code of conduct, and not to be an obstacle to its enforcement.
It is given that Election 2014 will be turning point in the history of South Africa, and that the election result will pave a new way for the country.
The DA is committed to the future of South Africa, and will continue to play a pivotal role in providing a better life for the people of Mpumalanga.