Duarte lashes out at DA over William Nicole Drive renaming comments


African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte has lashed out at the Democratic Alliance (DA) for saying changing street names is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

Duarte and ANC Women’s League members have signed a petition to change William Nicole Drive in Fourways, north of Johannesburg, to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Drive.

They have gathered at the biggest intersection of William Nicole Drive and the N1 Pretoria Road, where are they are lobbying for support for the name change.

The DA has launched an online petition to oppose the timing of the renaming, saying it will be a costly undertaking amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Addressing the crowd earlier, Duarte said: “The DA’s four thousand signatures against millions of people, let’s see who will actually come out better. The people of South Africa will change this road to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.”

ANCWL lobbies support for the renaming of William Nicol Drive:

Source: sabcnews