Johannesburg is apparently awash with blue as Democratic Alliance (DA) supporters have gathered for the unveiling of the ‘Jobs Not Jets’ billboard, which ANC supporters had allegedly attempted to halt… even throwing rocks.

Jobs not Jets
Source: FB/DA

The DA reported an hour ago that the “atmosphere is INCREDIBLE at our billboard unveiling in Joburg. South Africans want JOBS, NOT JETS! Zuma must cancel the purchase of a new R4 billion jet!”

According to the DA, a group of ANC supporters had tried to stop the unveiling.

“The private company that was ensuring the billboard was ready for its unveiling was approached by a group, who identified themselves as being from the ANC. This group demanded to know what was behind the blue sheet which currently covers the billboard,” the DA said in a message on Facebook.


“They proceeded to hurl rocks at the employees of the private company, and only left once security was called for assistance.

“We will not be intimidated by their conduct. South Africans deserve to know about Jacob Zuma’s latest plans to enrich himself at the expense of 8.9 million jobless South Africans.”

Some non-DA supporters have pointed out on Twitter that the jet will belong to the government and not Zuma, and will therefore be used by the next president.

Watch Video: DA supporters at Jobs Not Jets billboard launch in Johannesburg