DA rounds up countrywide electioneering campaign
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:50:00
With just under a week to go, the Democratic Alliance (DA) is rounding up its electioneering across the country.
The DA took its election campaign to the youth of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro as the party is driving its campaign in the last week leading up to the election.
Former DA leader, Helen Zille, addressed a youth rally at the Westbourne Oval in Port Elizabeth.
The former party leader and current Western Cape premier says this election is the most important one since the 1994 election.
The DA believes the youth vote is key in this election.
“Youth by far are the majority of South African citizens therefore this election will be fought by them and won by them, and it should be because they are voting for their future and of course no one forgets the past but we need to move forward and not rewind and unravel as we are under the ANC, the youth understands that, and that is why these elections is the most important since 1994,” says Zille.
The party’s national spokesperson Refiloe Ntsekhe was campaigning at Ga Mothiba and in Polokwane.
About 850 000 people are unemployed in the province, 32 000 of these joined the ranks of the unemployed in the first three months of this year.
Ntsekhe says Limpopo has all the right ingredients to be prosperous, a message she hammered home in Polokwane where she promised supporters investments, economic growth and infra-structure.
“We are not following the ideals of Mandela which is against corruption. We will weed out corruption. We will improve roads create jobs, supply water and complete abandoned RDP housing schemes. We have fulfilled those promises where we are in control.”
She says Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) jobs will not only go to African National Congress (ANC) members, a lottery system will be used to allocate jobs.