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DA Northern Cape announce 2016 mayoral candidates

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape has announced its mayoral candidates ahead of local elections later this year.

The party announced six candidates for what they called strategic municipalities that the party is targeting to win. These are the Sol Plaatje, Ubuntu, Nama Khoi, Richtersveld, Emthanjeni and Hantam municipalities.

DA leader in the Northern Cape Andrew Louw explains, “We must make sure that we choose our battles. You cannot win every fight and at this stage, these are the municipalities where we know, based on evidence, based on the statistics and also based on our support in the various municipalities and areas, that these are the ideal and most likely to win areas that we have identified at this stage.”

Mayoral candidate for the Sol Plaatje Municipality, Suresh Kika, says he is looking forward to the challenge. “I am excited. (It is my) first time and it is a good challenge for me but I am very, very, very excited. I will bring about change for the community to see that service delivery is brought to them.”

– By SABC

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