Over 260 DA members have crossed over to the ANC in Western Cape: Duarte

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ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte says more than 260 Democratic Alliance (DA) members crossed over to the African National Congress (ANC) in Stellenbosch on Saturday.

Duarte was addressing the media following her visit to various areas in the province.

She is expected to conclude her campaign trail in the Boland area on Sunday.

Duarte says some of the reasons given by those who crossed over to the ANC include lack of basic service delivery and allegations that the DA leadership is undermining ordinary Black members in the province.

She says: “One person made an analogy. They say that when the DA has dinner parties, you only find white people at their dinner parties but when they have a march then all the DA Black members are called to participate in that march. They feel they can’t be used like that any longer, so they left.”

“The total number of people that are crossing over is over 268. So I think it’s a rolling mass action against DA policies by ordinary people.”