Durban - DA leader Mmusi Maimane has condemned violence and language used by some leaders to incite intimidation ahead of the August 3 municipal elections.
“We condemn all acts of violence that are taking place. Even this particular province has seen an increase in the number of attacks. South Africa cannot change government through the barrel of gun or any violence,” Maimane said at a media briefing after the federal council meeting in Durban on Sunday.
He made the comments in the wake of violence that took place in parts of the country, especially in KZN and Gauteng, where some people died and public property was damaged.
EFF leader Julius Malema recently warned in a television interview that his party was prepared to take up arms against the government.
In a veiled attack on Malema, Maimane also condemned those that leaders who used language to incite violence.