The ANC says it will approach the Independent Electoral Commission and the Electoral Court to complain about what it calls the DA’s negative campaigning on the issue of the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla upgrades.
ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza said during his visit to Nkandla on Thursday, DA’s Mmusi Maimane was gesturing towards the homestead, saying that was in exchange for the houses of the poor, hospitals and clinics for the underdeveloped areas.
Khoza says this was meant to discredit President Jacob Zuma and the ANC in the eyes of the voters ahead of the May elections.
Khoza says this negative campaigning violates the code of conduct signed by all parties taking part in the upcoming elections.
“We will be approaching the IEC and possibly the electoral court to lay our complaint of the DA’s negative campaigning and as well as them using sms’s to spread the lies to the public. We will also be registering our complaint with the media ombudsman and we are also looking at the matter of taking the defamation of the president to court to ensure that his image is protected.”