- Mar 26, 2010
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2019-04-24-tears-flow-as-ace-magashule-promises-to-deliver-poor-whites-from-racist-da/Ace Magashule brought the residents from a mostly poor white community in Hermanus to tears after he promised to secure their land even if it means expropriating it.
Magashule paid a visit to the former holiday resort, now home to dozens of families, while he was on the election campaign trail on Wednesday.
Many families face eviction after the 22ha plot on which they live changed hands. The new owner, a developer, has begun eviction proceedings.
The visit was almost foiled when Magashule's entourage was denied access to the park by security guards, who had locked the gate. The police were called to intervene and ANC supporters eventually made their way inside to speak to residents.
Speaking to sobbing residents, Magashule claimed the DA were "worse racists, removing white people from where they have been".
Videos from his official Twitter page showed him handing out ANC T-shirts and telling the residents in Afrikaans that they should vote for the ANC on May 8.
"Nobody removes you from here. The land cannot be stolen from you, you guys ... The DA is claiming to be a non-racial party. It's really worse racists removing white people from where they have been," said Magashule.