'Stop this very childllike mentality' - IFP MP warns the DA
7 May 2019
The DA's campaign strategy could jeopardise its own chances of its envisioned coalition government with smaller parties, according to IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa.
The DA released a radio advertisement in which it advised voters not to vote for smaller parties because their votes would be wasted.
"The only warning I would want to give to the DA is to stop this very childlike mentality of saying if you do not vote for the ANC, EFF, or DA, then it's a wasted vote. It is those so-called votes that got them a co-operation government in the City of Johannesburg.
"They are not covering themselves in any honour. The essence of a multi-party democracy is to give space and voice to every voice. Why should any of us be entering into coalitions with people who are saying our votes are wasted?"