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Unemployment, lack of proper service delivery in under the spotlight

Unemployment and lack of proper service delivery in the Northern Cape was put in the spotlight, during the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s election campaign in Kimberley.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says those challenges stem from corruption which currently plagues African National Congress (ANC) run municipalities across the province.

He says they are ready to root it out.

Maimane urged party supporters to go to the polls in their numbers come election day.

He says this is the only way to rid municipalities of poor service delivery and financial mismanagement, and not through violent service delivery protests.

He says the DA is better placed to deliver quality services, as the ten best municipalities in the country are currently under its leadership.

Maimane says the ANC will never win all municipalities in the province as it is evident that the people are tired of being led by a government that is riddled with corruption.

“The people in the Northern Cape can’t find work; the people in Kimberley are struggling. So it’s clear to us that we are there to offer to South Africans, the offer to bring jobs. We want to bring change that cuts corruption. Corruption runs rife in this province, from the premier [Sylvia Lucas] all the way down,” adds the DA leader.

Those in attendance pinned their hopes for a better life on the party.

“We’re struggling and we hope we will get help,” adds one community member.

The DA was even unfazed by some ANC members, who dished out party t-shirts at the venue.

Maimane urged his supporters to go out and vote for change.

– By Puleng Modupe

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