DA hard at work trying to win voters in E Cape, KZN, Limpopo
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:51:20
The official opposition was hard at work, trying to win voters as the election campaigns start to wind up.
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, has paid another visit to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro as part of election campaigning.
He addressed a crowd in front of the Red Location Museum in New Brighton, which has been closed for three years by the community due to housing issues.
Maimane was shocked to see the poor condition of people, not benefiting from the world acclaimed museum on their doorstep. He says the visit is not just about campaigning.
“It’s about reminding South Africans that their power is in their vote and that on August 3 they can vote for change and that change must deliver new hope, it must be hope for all people for these people it must be hope that delivers better services than what we are seeing today. It must be hope that cut the corruption with projects such as these, and ensure that ultimately South Africans can find work. We cannot keep going the same way we have been going. We need change and need to vote for change on August 3.”
Meanwhile, former DA leader and Western Cape premier, Hellen Zille campaigned in Tzaneen in Limpopo. She says the party is growing at a fast rate throughout the country – dismissing President Jacob Zuma’s comments that the DA is for white people.
Dozens of the party’s supporters gathered at the Durban City Hall for their last rally in the province, hoping to garner support and convince members of the public to vote for the party.
The party leadership posted a signed notice of eviction letter on the city hall’s doors directed at the current municipal leaders, stating the DA would be taking over after the election.
DA mayoral candidate, Hanniff Hoosen says he is confident of a DA victory in the metro.
“The DA is building a truly non-racial and united South Africa. We are not dividing people on the basis of race. Look at the rally that we’ve had here today. People from all walks of life are getting behind the DA’s message of hope and change. Our message to voters out there is that if you want to see real change, if you want to change your circumstances, if you want increase your chances of getting a job, if you want to increase your chances of getting a decent home, then vote for change on the third of August and vote Democratic Alliance government.”
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