- A leaked letter sent to party members of ActionSA has revealed that members are not allowed to say anything bad about the Democratic Alliance
- The letter was sent by ActionSA's chairperson Michael Beaumont, who has verified that the letter is real
- ActionSA members are allowed to publicly criticise the African National Congress only and not parties ActionSA wants to partner with, like the DA
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JOHANNESBURG - ActionSA officials reportedly received strict orders from the political organisation's chairperson Michael Beaumont to refrain from criticising the Democratic Alliance in public.
This order comes after ActionSA and the EFF decided to support the DA at the Gauteng metropolitan municipality council meetings. The two parties' support saw the DA winning control over all three metros.
TimesLIVE reports that all party members received a letter from Beaumont on 24 November and the party chairperson has the authenticity of the letter but stated that it was not meant to be circulated publicly.
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Beaumont told party members that criticising the DA in public would hinder the coalition negotiations with the party, which are currently underway.
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Party members are also restricted from criticising other political organisations ActionSA plans to form coalitions with, according to DispatchLIVE. The memo did not indicate what would happen to party officials if they go against ActionSA's orders.
"So, ActionSA finds it acceptable to be a silent partner - even when coalition partners act unconstitutionally."
"I guess after the @IECSouthAfrica political party funding reveal, in conjunction with these marching orders, @daddyhope tweet about who is in charge of @Action4SA makes much more sense."
"It orders now "
"How dare they criticise the ANC about anything again. A party that won less than 3% of the vote on a xenophobic ticket teaming up with a racist party that they will not hold to account so that they can share political power claiming to talk for a whole country."
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ActionSA's Herman Mashaba Is the brains behind the DA vote strategy to keep the ANC out of power in Gauteng
Briefly News previously reported that it turns out that the surprising move by the Economic Freedom Fighters and ActionSA to vote for the Democratic Alliance at the three Gauteng metropolitan municipalities was Herman Mashaba's bright idea.
The move has been described as a strategy to keep the African National Congress from governing those metros rather than a vote of confidence in the DA.
In a late-night interview on eNCA, Mashaba explained that the idea came after he made the realisation that DA would end up giving the ANC power in both the City of Ekurhuleni and the City of Johannesburg.
Source: Briefly News