In preparation for the municipal elections on Monday 1 November, local political parties have been putting up election posters around the country in an attempt to secure more votes. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) unfortunately got their posters munched down by some hungry goats in Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN GOATS GET TASTE FOR POLITICS
The stakes are certainly high in these upcoming municipal elections, so posters could always do the trick when it comes to securing more voters.
There has been much controversy around election posters, but nothing compares to these goats feasting on EFF posters.
‘We must look for these goats’
The EFF’s former secretary-general Godrich Gardee was not pleased with goats in Cape Town who chomped down some EFF posters.
Taking to Twitter, Gardee wrote: “The City of Cape Town goats bringing down our banners in contempt of court order… we must look for these goats…”.
These hungry goats sparked some hilarious reactions from Mzansi tweeps who just couldn’t get enough of them!
One tweep wrote: “Even goats are not convinced by EFF’s promises.”
Another wrote: “Goats are serious in taking down the EFF…Common purpose I presume.”
IS IT A CRIME TO DEFACE ELECTION POSTERS?
In a 2019 report by the SABC, several election posters across the country had been defaced just before the national elections on 8 May 2019.
According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) defacing a political party’s posters is a crime that one can be prosecuted for. The IEC noted that if prosecuted, someone can face between five to 10 years in jail.
The IEC’s Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo said defacing political posters goes against electoral democracy and urged South Africans not to deface political party posters.