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Corruption remains a major problem in South Africa: DA

The Democratic Alliance says corruption remains a major problem in the country and many of the party’s candidates are standing up against it.

The DA has candidates in all wards across the country.

Political parties are winding-up their election campaigns ahead of next week’s local government elections.

The DA’s national spokesperson, Refiloe Ntsekhe says they always assess the performance of their councillors.

The party says it takes complaints about the non-visibility of councillors very seriously. Ntsekhe says the DA has fired councillors for non-performance.”Obviously if people feel that they not seeing their councillor being visible on the ground we investigate the situation and if we feel that you are not serving you can actually be fired for non-performance.”

The most powerful weapon of the oppressor is the mind-set of the oppressed

Meanwhile DA leader Mmusi Maimane has hit back at President Jacob Zuma saying the electorate should not be deceived into voting for the ANC.

He was addressing supporters as the DA held its last campaign rally in Port Elizabeth ahead of the municipal elections. Maimane says President Zuma needs to change his mind-set.

“Steve Biko said the most powerful weapon of the oppressor is the mind-set of the oppressed. Jacob Zuma does not believe that black people and white people can come together. So, here is my question – who is the one whose mind-set is still oppressed. I think Jacob Zuma’s mind-set is still oppressed.”

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