The Western Cape branch of the FF+ party has demanded to know when Patricia de Lille made the deal with the ANC to become a minister. The party feels that De Lille owes every voter an explanation as to what transpired.
The Freedom Front Plus in the Western Cape has issued a statement claiming that Patricia de Lille sold out those who voted for her party in exchange for her position as minister.
The FF+ now wants to know when the deal was negotiated with the ruling party, saying that 'coloured voters' had supported her because they had been looking for a 'political home' as a minority, hoping to be given a voice to defend their interests against the 'oppression of the majority'.
But, at least as far as the FF+ is concerned, De Lille has let them down, commenting that:
" But now De Lille let them down and just like with the ID, she broke their trust by accepting a position in the Cabinet of the majority party. On top of that, expropriation without compensation will be driven by her department, thus, minorities will be pushed aside with regard to job opportunities, language and mother-tongue education."
The FF+ claims that Patricia de Lille has repeated the pattern she laid out when she formed the Independent Democrats, which she had founded after she left the PAC in 2003:
"The ID vanished from the scene shortly afterwards when De Lille sacrificed her party, just like now, for a high position with the Democratic Alliance (DA)."
The Freedom Front Plus warned voters to take note of this move, claiming to offer a political home to all South African minorities.
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