DA to appeal ‘food parcels’ ruling

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James Selfe1 Independent Newspapers DA federal executive chairman James Selfe. File photo: Damaris Helwig.


Johannesburg - The DA on Saturday said it would appeal a court dismissal of its application to prevent food parcels from Sassa allegedly being distributed at political rallies.

“We will appeal that judgment in the Electoral Court in Bloemfontein, also on an urgent basis, because this abuse has got to stop,” said Democratic Alliance MP James Selfe.

He said the party was currently waiting to receive the reasons for judgment.

On Friday, the Western Cape High Court dismissed, with costs, an application by the DA to interdict the SA Social Security Agency and the ANC from providing food parcels which it claimed were being given out at political events - including one in Atlantis - as an incentive for votes.

The African National Congress on Saturday welcomed the court's dismissal saying it believed the ruling was a “major blow to the DA's desperate attempts to cling to power in the Western Cape”. - Sapa

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