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DA continues country-wide push for votes

The Democratic Alliance (DA) took its campaign to Mpophomeni outside Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. The DA has pulled out all stops in trying to secure victory in the Umngeni Municipality.

They conducted a door to door campaign. Some locals complained about lack of service delivery. Vuyokazi Mkhwanazi says with her vote she wants proper service delivery and jobs for young people.

“Over 22 years of freedom and democracy in this community of ours we have not seen a lot of change, so change being employment, we have very low employment rate in this area so I am trusting the Democratic Alliance   to give us that. And we walk long distances to fetch water, our roads are in very bad conditions, Democratic Alliance has proven to me that they will give me that change.”

In the Western Cape, Mayor Patricia de Lille, embarked on an extensive election campaign in the Cape Flats. She visited Khayelitsha, Mfuleni and Elsies River to highlight the DA’s track record of governing the City of Cape Town. De Lille says they have plans in place to improve service delivery across the metro.

“In terms of services for informal settlements, we have got a number of housing projects that we are going to roll out. We’ve got a number of redress programmes to address the imbalances of the past. We are building roads and putting in pavements in previously disadvantaged areas and those things we are already doing and if given a chance for another five years we’ll continue with those programmes.”

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