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DA leaders in final W Cape push

2014-05-06 18:49

Cape Town - DA leaders were confident on Tuesday that the party would increase its majority in the Western Cape as they made a last-ditch attempt to sway voters.

DA leader Helen Zille was joined by Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko in Mitchells Plain, the province's biggest coloured area.

"We are not white, we are blue. We don't look at colour. We look at values."

Zille's comments were followed by songs echoing her sentiments.

"Dis 'n blou vroutjie, dis 'n blou vroutjie. Dis 'n duidelike blou vroutjie," reverberated through speakers from a campaign bakkie following the leaders around in the area.

Zille and De Lille left for Atlantis just after 17:00 where they were set to continue campaigning for the national and provincial elections on Wednesday.

Mazibuko stayed behind to campaign at the town centre - close to the Mitchells Plain taxi and bus ranks where workers returned home from work.

"The DA has worked very hard. It's the biggest election campaign we've ever mounted and we've been travelling around the country non-stop since the beginning of February," Mazibuko said.

"We're going to maintain the Western Cape and we're going get it with an increased majority."

In 2009, the DA won an outright majority in the Western Cape, the first time a party had done so in the province since the fall of apartheid.

Prior to the last elections, parties were forced to form coalitions to govern the province - where the coloured vote is crucial.

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