United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, Bantu Holomisa has urged voters to assess the performance of their local government and vote for change. Holomisa was on the campaign trail in Dutywa in the Eastern Cape.
With three weeks to go, political parties are stepping up their campaigns. Holomisa told a crowded hall in Dutywa that making their mark can bring about change.
“People must take their grievances to the polls and vote for change,” says the UDM leader.
Communities are also calling for a shake-up at the Mbashe municipality.
“We have confidence in the UDM and we hope that we will be led by the UDM in the Mbashe area,” says a community member.
“As the youth we would like for the UDM to create a better education system and create jobs for us,” adds another resident.
The UDM enjoys its biggest support in the Eastern Cape.
“We are holding campaigns all over nationally and we have seats in various provinces. We will continue to gain more support and ward councillors all over Western Cape [and] Johannesburg – but the Eastern Cape remains our strong hold,” explains Holomisa.
The party is confident it will do well in the local government elections.
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