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Northern Cape DA rubbishes ‘dubious election predictions’

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The DA has refuted the findings of a survey that was compiled by a PhD student and senior consultant at Ever-Excellence that projected that the ANC would attract a 62.69 percent majority in the Northern Cape in the elections next week.

DA leader John Steenhuisen will address a closing rally in Kimberley on Tuesday. Picture: DA

THE DA has refuted the findings of a survey that was compiled by a PhD student and senior consultant at Ever-Excellence, Ivan Steenkamp, that projected that the ANC would attract a 62.69 percent majority in the Northern Cape in the elections next week.

Steenkamp also predicted that the DA would lose its position as the official opposition in the Province, projecting that voter support for the party would decrease to 6.49 percent in 2024.

DA provincial leader Harold McGluwa said that based on internal polls and calculations, the DA was on an “upward trajectory”.

“There is currently a lot of noise about random surveys and polls, some highly questionable, that are doing the rounds online and even in mainstream media, predicting ridiculously low results for the DA in the Province. We refute these unfounded claims and condemn the false narratives intended to mislead voters,” said McGluwa.

“This is an orchestrated attempt to try and discredit the DA and shows that our opposition is threatened by the inroads that we have made in the Northern Cape.”

McGluwa pointed out that the DA achieved a 25 percent voter base during the last provincial election in 2019.

“The DA remains the biggest opposition party in the Northern Cape. We are now striving for growth that will either see us gain a new majority or alternatively allow us to form the anchor tenant in a multi-party government.

“This is not a pipe dream, it’s a rescue mission. We are running out of time to salvage what is left of government services that have been eroded by cadre deployment and corruption, like ailing health care and the mismanaged education sector. We need to act now to rescue the Northern Cape from unemployment, crime, load shedding and water shedding.”

McGluwa stated that the DA was the only party in the Northern Cape with an experienced track record in good governance.

“This is not an opinion, it is a fact and is backed by independent studies and auditor-general reports.

“We are confident that a large percentage of disgruntled voters agree that, as a Province and a country, we are fighting for our survival.

“The DA in the Northern Cape has, for the 2024 elections, worked harder than ever before. We registered a record number of voters, we have grown our online footprint and we have large numbers of voters, never experienced before, attending our rallies and mini rallies.”

DA federal leader John Steenhuisen will address the DA Northern Cape’s closing rally in Kimberley on Tuesday at Pirates Rugby Club in Jacobus Smit Street, New Park.

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