Election bites: ‘Drags and spinning will save the youth’ – McKenzie

Scrolla.Africa delivers all you need to know ahead of the 29 May election. 

Patriotic Alliance – Gayton McKenzie is driving a massive assault on the DA’s control of the Western Cape with large crowds in various parts of the province following his campaign. He reigned supreme in the DA heartland of Cape Town at the weekend where he packed Athlone Stadium with supporters of the Patriotic Alliance. In Mitchells Plain, he promised petrol heads that he would use car spinning and drag racing to take the youth away from gangsterism and drugs. “I will construct massive and many car tracks next month. We are taking back the Western Cape.”

DA – The DA campaign in KwaZulu-Natal received a major boost when a crowd of over 10,000 attended its latest rally, addressed by Chris Pappas, the party’s premier candidate for KZN.

The rally boasted crowd pullers including maskandi sensation uGatsheni, DJ Tira and Babes Wodumo who performed for the DA supporters. Meanwhile, John Steenhuisen, the leader of the DA started his week in Upington in the Northern Cape on Monday.

Umkhonto Wesizwe – Foot soldiers are hard at work in Gauteng campaigning to fill up Orlando Stadium for the launch of the party’s manifesto at Orlando Stadium on 18 May. The party wants to do away with the current constitution, expropriate land without compensation and get amakhosi and kings more involved in lawmaking. MK party supporters in Soweto called on Jacob Zuma to fill up the 100,000-seater FNB stadium but had to settle for Orlando Stadium which has a capacity of 37,000.

EFF – Deputy President Floyd Shivambu is convinced the party will emerge from the 29 May elections as the second biggest party in South Africa. The Fighters who received 1.9-million votes in 2019, would need about four million votes to achieve such a feat.

IFP – Deputy President Inkosi Mzamo Buthelezi held a massive gathering outside Jacob Zuma’s home of Nkandla outside eShowe. Zuma had failed for 30 years to convince his neighbours to follow him and continues to fail to win them over to his MK party. Nkandla remains an IFP stronghold and Inkosi Buthelezi urged the villagers to go out in numbers to vote for the party. The party has formed a coalition with the DA and together are hoping to unseat the ANC in KZN and move the provincial legislature back to the party’s heartland of Ulundi.

Pictured above: Gayton McKenzie in Mitchells Plain. 

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