- John Steenhuisen has yet again thrown some serious shadow at the ANC
- Speaking in the Northern Cape, Steenhuisen slammed the ruling party for its high levels of corruption
- He said the party's promise to fight corruption "will do little to unify the ANC at this vote-tipping point in time"
John Steenhuisen had some harsh words for the ruling party this week.
While addressing the provincial legislature in the Northern Cape, the DA's chief whip slammed the ANC for its "blatant acts of corruption". He also promised that the DA would defeat the ANC in the province come election time.
Steenhuisen has been on the campaign trail in the province where he delivered several similarly fiery speeches. Steenhuisen, who is known for his witty take-downs of the ruling party, has in the past fired shots at the government for for their corruption.
"Zuma talked a lot about iron and steel markets today," Steenhuisen famously quipped in parliament a few years ago. "Well let me tell you something, he likes to iron over our problems, and steal all our money."
His comments in the Northern Cape were less humorous than usual, however. He slammed the ANC for the money it has lost to looting and lamented the high cost that corruption has had on ordinary South Africans. He also expressed doubt that the ANC is capable of reforming itself.
"Just like the red sand of the Northern Cape, this dirt leaves a stain that will not come clean, no matter how much Ramaphoria you pour on it," Steenhuisen said.
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