Ungovernability – or pure frustration?

This is how the war between the parties has unfolded since 2009
The DA says: “The ANC has waged a concerted campaign over the past few years to make the Western Cape ungovThe ANC says: ernable and oust us after “Not so. We have a strategy to we came into power become the majority party in the in 2009.” Western Cape in 2014, but the violence and the poo protests aren’t part of it. But the DA is to blame for the protests because they’re out of touch with the poor.”

May – Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans leader Kebby Maphatsoe threatens to make the province ungovernable after President Jacob Zuma and newly elected Premier Helen Zille clash over gender

May – The Makhaza toilet wars begin. ANC Youth League members break down galvanised iron structures around unenclosed toilets and threaten to “declare war” on the “minority government” in the City of Cape Town June – The City of Cape Town removes 65 toilets in Makhaza after enclosures are vandalised February – DA councillors in Theewaterskloof Municipality claim the ANC is trying to bribe them to leave the DA. Local ANC leader predicts that school children in Grabouw and Villiersdorp will make the municipality “ungovernable” and “turn the wards upside down” . A month later, violence erupts in these areas and municipal offices are damaged

August – Various roads in settlements around the N2 are blocked, and buses and municipal vehicles are stoned. A bus driver is killed and five people critically injured in one incident. The youth league concedes members may have been involved in protests November – Farm protests start in De Doorns and spread to 20 towns. The ANC is accused by the DA of masterminding these protests May – Gugulethu residents block the N2 and dump faeces on the road

June and August – Faeces is dumped at a Khayelitsha community hall, a government building in the CBD, Cape Town International Airport, Belville Civic Centre and legislature entrance October – Toilet protest leaders and former youth league members Andile Lili and Loyiso Nkohla lead a march of thousands of people to the legislature, but it turns violent. Premier Helen Zille is booed after she claims the ANC used the Saldanha IDZ launch as a party political rally


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