In Cape Town, ANC and the Democratic Alliance (DA) are at loggerheads again, water tariffs being the issue this time.

Ebrahim Rasool of ANC, at the height of the Day Zero Crisis, claimed that the current DA administration over-collected water tariffs by as much as R1 billion. Rasool, who is the ANC provincial elections head, made these claims during a recent campaign in the city.

But, DA was quick to respond to these allegations. Through their spokesperson, Mabine Seabe, the party labelled the claims ‘unfounded’.

“This matter was referred to the IEC (Electoral Commission of South Africa) and the commission subsequently responded, stating that this matter must be adjudicated by a court of law, and as such, we are seeking a legal opinion from our lawyers. We will not allow the ANC to spread lies.”

ANC, through provincial spokesperson Dennis Cruywagen have now stated that they are not taking DA’s complaint’s seriously, claiming it is just politics.

These comments are about in the same league as when Alan Winde said the DA created 500,000 jobs, so it is political commentary. We do not take the complaints from the DA very seriously.”