POLITICAL parties intensified their election campaigns in Eastern Cape over the weekend.
The ANC, DA and Cope canvassed for votes in various kasis in the metro, but EFF firebrand leader Julius Malema took the spotlight.
Malema told residents of Ngangelizwe kasi that not only would his party build three-bedroom RDPs to ensure privacy for sex, but that they would even throw in comfortable couches to ensure residents could have sexy fun anywhere in their homes.
This was on top of promises of free WiFi in all public spaces, running water and jobs.
The ANC, led by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Danny Jordaan, received a warm welcome in New Brighton.
But in Motherwell ward 54, ANC supporters chased away reporters and refused to be photographed. They were waiting for their leaders to come and explain their decision over a candidate list.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane and the party’s Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral candidate, Athol Trollip, campaigned in Walmer and KwaNoxolo.Maimane said Jordaan had exposed himself as “being just like Zuma – corrupt, devious and unethical”.
Maimane added: “The only difference is that he doesn’t want a jet because he is too scared to travel overseas for fear of being arrested.”
Cope activists led by Bishop Lievie Sharpley have been canvassing for votes in KwaNobuhle, Wells Estate and Motherwell for the past two days.
Sharpley told residents that the ANC had wronged the people. “Like a child who has done wrong and gets punished, we will use our X to punish the ANC.”
In Mount Frere, ANC NEC member and Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa joined a prayer for peace.