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The ANC wants to use the country's ethnic differences to divide South Africa in order to win the coming elections, says DA leader Helen Zille.
Speaking at a rally in Kimberley at the weekend, Zille referred to ANC president Jacob Zuma's statement that white Afrikaners were the only true white South Africans.
Zille said the ANC wants Afrikaners to establish themselves in a small homeland or "volkstaat" in the desert.
"Because then they are out of the way," she said.
Zille said Zuma sweet-talked the Afrikaners by making this statement and that Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder was playing into the ANC's hands by welcoming it.
"This [the establishment of a volkstaat] is also the FF Plus policy but they don't talk about it . while it is in their constitution.
"They only talk about what they will do outside the volkstaat, as they know the overwhelming majority of Afrikaners want to claim their rights as South Africans and to do this they need to confront the ANC and refuse to beg and plead," she said.
Zille said she was confident that the DA will win the Northern and Western Cape provinces in the coming elections.
"The latest surveys show that the ANC's support dropped drastically to about 52percent," she said. - Sapa