John Steenhuisen reacts to burnt DA billboard: "Obviously the truth hurts"

John Steenhuisen reacts to burnt DA billboard: "Obviously the truth hurts"

- Steenhuisen slammed the ANC after the DA's newest election billboard was vandalised

- He claimed this was proof that the ANC felt threatened by what the billboard said

- Steenhuisen added that the billboard would be up again soon

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The DA's parliamentary chief whip John Steenhuisen has hit back at the ANC after the DA's new election billboard was burned down.

He took to Twitter, where he said that South Africa has "an ANC problem".

The billboard took aim at the ANC over the recent load shedding crisis.

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The billboard, unveiled in Johannesburg over the weekend, reads: "The ANC has killed the lights. Time for us to take their power." However, the billboard was vandalised and destroyed.

The DA's previous controversial billboard, which listed the names of those who had died in the Marikana massacre and the Life Esidimeni tragedy, was also destroyed after being up for a few days.

However, rather than being cowed by the vandalism, Steenhuisen seemed to view it as vindication of the DA's criticism. 

" Can't keep the lights burning so burn billboards instead? Obviously the truth hurts," he posted online.

This follows a week which saw Steenhuisen throwing major shade at the ANC in Parliament. In his speech, he flipped Cyril Ramaphosa's 'Watch this space' catchphrase around and told the president to "watch your back". 

He proceeded to hold up a print out which he claims was a screenshot of the ANC's policy website. The printout said "This site cannot be reached."

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Additionally, Steenhuisen promised that the billboard would be up again shortly.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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