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DA condemns Limpopo Executive Mayor's political campaigning during a Covid-19 event

3rd April 2020

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Limpopo condemns the political self interest displayed yesterday by Sekhukune District Executive Mayor, Stan Ramaila, and his posse during a Covid-19 awareness campaign in Marble Hall.

The DA is in possession of videos and photos where it can clearly be seen that Mayor Ramaila was accompanied by someone in an ANC branded vehicle yesterday in Marble Hall. The politically branded vehicle formed part of the convoy that accompanied Mayor Ramaila to events in the town.

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The DA finds it deplorable that mayor Ramaila can allow party politics at his mayoral events during a time of national crisis. In Limpopo, we have 19 cases of people who tested positive for the Coronavirus and we should be focusing our attention to combat any further spread of the virus in our vulnerable province and forget about cheap politicking.

According to the Mayor Ramaila's programme, he is in Burgersfort today and we call on him and accompanying councillors and officials to leave their party regalia at home and to solely focus on the Covid-19 awareness campaigns as this could save lives.

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The DA team in Limpopo is at the disposal of Premier Mathabatha and all mayors to serve without prejudice and favour in the fight against the Covid-19 virus.

The people of South Africa have to come first.

Issued by DA 

EDITED BY: Creamer Media Reporter
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