DA launches it's election manifesto

DA launches it's election manifesto

Thousands of DA supporters gathered at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg at the weekend for the launch of the official opposition's local government elections manifesto.

Mmusi Maimane
Democratic Alliance

DA spokeswoman Phumzile van Damme said on Saturday “As you can see, there are additional chairs on the grounds and they are filling up. We expect 20,000 people, but we are sure that more people are arriving to exceed that number,” she said.

Party leader Mmusi Maimane presented the DA’s plans for the local government elections.

DA supporter Sarah Luvhengo, who came all the way from Limpopo for the launch, said: “I’m a member of the DA and I am here to celebrate the manifesto. I want the DA to not do corruption and create jobs and give better service to the people.”

Maggie Wilson, from Ramaphosa extention two in Boksburg, said: “I am here because I need change, and I’m doing this for the legacy of my children and so they can have leaders to look up to. I want to see us going forward and our economy growing. I’m voting for my children.”

DA supporters from different parts of South Africa have converged on the stadium “in the hopes for change”, and were dancing and proudly holding up placards.

University of Pretoria DA chairperson Kwena Moloto said: “The DA can bring the change that we need; transport, funding, and accommodation. These are the things that the ANC has failed to give us. Give us five years and we can prove ourselves.”

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