ANC, DA ‘neck-and-neck’ in Cape

2011-05-10 14:37

The ANC and the DA are neck-and-neck in the battle for Cape Town in the upcoming municipal elections, DA mayoral candidate Patricia de Lille said today.

Addressing students at the University of Cape Town, she said it was important for every DA supporter to vote to ensure the party remained in power.

“In 2006 we got only 46% of the vote. We need every DA supporter to vote on election day to achieve an outright majority,” said De Lille.

She said Cape Town was the best run municipality in the country and that the people living there could ensure it remained that way by voting.

“We don’t want this city to return to the days when the ANC was in power,” she said.

“If you don’t go and vote, you will risk returning to the days of the ANC.”

She said the DA promised to build a stronger, more inclusive city.

DA leader Helen Zille said the party focused on service delivery and had a track record in the city to prove it.

She appealed to people to vote DA to allow the party to build on the foundation it had laid in the past five years. 

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