The Democratic Alliance (DA) has taken its campaign to the roots of the ANC. DA leader Mmusi Maimane went to the Waaihoek Wesleyan Church in Bloemfontein where the ANC was formed in 1912.

He stood outside the premises of the church tearing into the ANC’s 25 years of governance.

It’s the last week before elections and politicians are pulling all sort of stunts to convince voters.

Maimane has described the church as a monument that is now captured by the Guptas and Bosasa, thanks to the ruling the party.

“Corruption is what has held this country back, Young people don’t have jobs. Who’s committing this corruption?  It’s not us. It’s not the DA. You’ve never read about the DA being corrupt. It’s the ANC. Mr Ramaphosa was part of the corruption. He knows he supported Mr Zuma. They were together. Even he himself has benefited from Bosasa. He has not returned the money. Our job is to tell the people by the 8th of May that if you want to eradicate corruption, bring change.”

Free State DA premier candidate is confident that come next Wednesday his party will take over the province. Patricia Kopane says, “We are going to govern in the Free State. Cyril Ramaphosa has never been shocked. He is going to be shocked on the 8thof May because people of the Free State are tired of corruption. The rampant corruption in the Free State has taken the opportunity of people.”

 The acronym ANC has dominated the DA campaign throughout the election season.

The blue party came to the roots of oldest liberation movement to garner votes. But the final decision lies with the people of the Free State who’ve always preferred the ANC.