Due to constant assaults on our posters, the DA is now announcing a cash reward of R50 000 for information on poster defacement, removal or interference, when such information leads to successful prosecution of the offender.
Many of our posters, across the province, are being removed by criminal elements.
Last month we were informed of an EFF activist allegedly removing our posters and burning them.
He was later arrested and appeared in court. It is a criminal offence to interfere with a party’s election posters in any way.
The Independent Electoral Commission has made it clear that, according to the electoral code of conduct, defacing political posters is one of the most serious offences.
If any person is found guilty of committing such crimes the perpetrators can face a fine or imprisonment of up to 10 years.
Tips and evidence of poster interference can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org – these may be sent anonymously and are best prosecutable when photos or videos are sent too.
Only a DA government can build One South Africa for All by fighting corruption, establishing an honest and professional police service, creating fair access to jobs, securing our borders and speeding up basic service delivery.
Andrew Whitfield MPL
DA Eastern Cape Provincial Chairperson
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