No fewer than 300 members of the African National Congress (ANC) in Tshwane have decamped to the Democratic Alliance, SurgeZirc SA reports.
According to a statement made available to SurgeZirc SA on Tuesday, it was revealed that the Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomed all 300 ANC members in Ward 100 Tshwane.
“The DA welcomes the new members and look forward to them growing within the party and their contribution to building stronger and united communities across Tshwane
“The leaders and community members come from various communities extending to Pienaarspoort, Lethabong, Skierlek, Onverwacht and joined the DA seeking hope and change.
“This is further proof that communities are taking notice of the great work that the DA-led administration in the City of Tshwane is doing,” the statement reads.
The DA while outlining its accomplishment revealed that the party has reduced the debt deficit created by the ANC administrators in the area by R3.4 billion.
“This is because the DA gets things done, we stabilized the city’s finances and restored basic operations and service delivery.
Ahead of the municipal polls slated for November, major political parties will go head-to-head at the polls seeking the mandate of the people.
However, the pressure is more on the ruling party as there seems to be a general complaint of poor service delivery which has since caused a drastic decline in its political control of some major areas in the country.
Judging by the 2016 elections ANC controls 56% of votes compared to the 70% it controlled in 2011 as pressure continues to mount on the ANC.