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Thursday, 25 June 2009 13:13

DA 4, ANC 2 in KZN by-elections

The Democratic Alliance won four of the six by-elections held in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday with the other two going the way of the African National Congress. Speaking after the results were announced DA caucus leader in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature Johan Steenhuizen said that the results were an indication that his party was the only alternative to the ANC.

The DA was victorious in three of the four by-elections in Durban and one in Pietermaritzburg. The ANC added Dannhauser in northern KZN to its win in Durban.

Cope, who put up a good showing in Durban North in the general election in April could only garner just over one percent of the vote despite Terror Lekota spending the day prior to the by-election campaigning in the area.

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Speaking at Workers Day Celebrations at the Thomas Shabalala Stadium at Lindelani, north of Durban earlier today ANC Youth League president Julius Malema called DA leader Hellen Zille "a racist little girl."

Malema also said that Zille had to report to "President Zuma" about the happenings in the Western Cape.

"Helen Zille mustreport to Zuma about the Western Cape...the racist girl has not won...all of themmust call President Zuma,President."

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Tuesday, 21 April 2009 09:19

Can Cope oust the DA?

Speaking at a panel discussion at Wits University last night political analyst and columnist Justice Malala suggested that Cope might replace the DA as South Africa's official opposition after tomorrow's general election. Other panelist did not share his view with Aubrey Matshiqi of the Centre for Policy Studies saying that Cope "will be lucky to approach the 10 percent mark, getting maybe between 7 percent and 9 percent of the vote."

Professor Susan Booysens of Wits University said that, while opinion polls suggest that Cope could become the official opposition in six of South Africa's nine provinces, the Democratic Aliiance will remain the official opposition party.

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