Fri. Oct 18th, 2019

“Afrikaans lost” because of the DA – says Peter Marais

Peter Marais Western CapeFreedom Front Plus Premier Candidate Peter Marais said that the DA spun lies during their election campaign.

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Peter Marais, the Freedom Front Plus candidate for Premiere in the Western Cape, is not holding back his criticism about the Democratic Alliance’s election tactics.

Speaking to Eyewitness News at the Western Cape IEC results centre during this last leg of election counting, Peter Marais said the DA are using scare tactics and spinning lies to the public.

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The DA’s promise to create more jobs

He started off by saying that the DA will struggle to create jobs “without being lovey-dovey for money.” Marais explains:

“Because National government control the finances for this country, not the provicinal parliaments. It’s a bad strategy. […] The DA will also have to be lovely dove with the national minister of finance to get money for the projects they promised the people. But I can’t see that happening.”

Related – Former Western Cape Premier Peter Marais joins FF Plus to ‘fight for Afrikaans’

“Afrikaans lost and minority empowerment lost”

He added that DA might be winning in the Western Cape but said that “Afrikaans and the empowerment of minorities lost” because the DA doesn’t have the means to “settle the issues.”:

“Afrikaans lost at school level. Empowerment of minorities lost. Greater power to Western Cape lost. Better hospital service lost. Because the DA do not have the power nor the finances to settle the issues and to deliver on the issues they promised.”

“DA made bad friends,” say Peter Marais

Speaking to DA Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela, Marais said the DA is claiming powers they don’t have. He went on:

“They don’t have powers over police. That’s national. They don’t have power over academic hospitals. National. You said you’ll be giving [the people] their own railroads. Railroads are national.”

He claims that the DA “made bad friends” with their fear-mongering SMS campaign about the ANC being “bad news.” Marais added that the Freedom Front Plus are the only winners during the 2019 elections.

“You can say one thing: We might be a small dog in the fight, but there’s more fight in this small dog than what there will be in that big dog. Because in the end, it’s not about the size in the dog in the fight, it’s about the size of the fight in the dog.”

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