TheDemocratic Alliance(DA) says it has its eyes set on the few municipalities it does not control in the Western Cape.
DA national leader, Mmusi Maimane and the party’s provincial leader, Patricia de Lille, took their election campaign to the Garden Route town of Mossel Bay on Tuesday, with issues of service delivery, unemployment, housing and poverty high on the agenda.
“We’ve shown that where we govern life is getting better for South Africans. In fact this municipality ranks in the top 10 in SA and was voted the greenest municipality. So we are here today to reinforce that message to ask South Africans to come on board vote to keep making progress,” says leader Mmusi Maimane.
“We must get the ANC out there. There is no place for the ANC in the whole of the Western Cape because the people in the six municipalities deserve the same sort of service that other people get in the DA municipality get,” says leader Patricia De Lille.
In Mpumalanga, the DA visited Nkomazi, promising the unemployed job opportunities if voted into power.
Joshua Malandule is the party’s councillor candidate for Thambokuhle ward 20. Though joblessness might have forced him to look at politics as a form of employment, lack of service delivery influenced his decision.
“We don’t get services here, so I have joined the DA as a councillor to effect change,” says Malandule.
DA leaders also addressed supporters in the Western Cape town of George.
On Wednesday they will visit Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
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