ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has accused DA leader Hellen Zille of being a "satanist" bent on demolishing churches in black communities.
"Helen Zille, who is suffering from satanism, has gone all out to demolish the churches in Western Cape," Malema told students at the University of Johannesburg yesterday.
"She is exposing herself ... people there will know they voted for a monster."
Malema was reacting to an outcry by black religious leaders that the DA-led Cape Town municipality was demolishing township churches - while leaving shebeens standing.
Angry religious leaders met a delegation of 21 ANC MPs to complain about the city's anti-land invasion unit, which has demolished churches in Khayelitsha.
When the MPs, including ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga, with religious leaders the unit had just finished bulldozing a mosque.