CAPE TOWN More sun than clouds. Cool.

MIN15
MAX21
7 day
  • Wednesday 16-22°c Morning clouds. Cool. Morning clouds. Cool.
    Thursday 16-22°c Sunny. Cool. Sunny. Cool.
    Friday 18-22°c More sun than clouds. Cool. More sun than clouds. Cool.
    Saturday 16-26°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Sunday 18-26°c More sun than clouds. Mild. More sun than clouds. Mild.
    Monday 20-26°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
More News

DA's open letter to SA voters

2014-04-08 17:01
(File, Sapa)

Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance has written an open letter, demanding to know what has come of ANC president Jacob Zuma’s promises on jobs.

"Dear fellow South African," it reads.

"Twenty years ago, millions of South Africans got to vote for change for the first time. Since then, many people’s lives have improved. For a while, under presidents [Nelson] Mandela and [Thabo Mbeki] real progress was made.

"We’re not making progress any more.

"The latest ANC campaign says we’re moving forward, but we’re not. Under Jacob Zuma’s ANC, we’re fast moving backwards.

"In 2009 Zuma promised South Africans millions of jobs. Where are those jobs?

"Our economy isn’t growing and our unemployment is higher today than it was in 2009. When Jacob Zuma says he has a good story to tell, is this what he’s talking about?

"The only thing that Zuma’s ANC has managed to grow is corruption.

"In South Africa, R30bn is lost to corruption each year. The taxpayers’ money that was stolen to build Zuma’s R246m private mansion in Nkandla is just one part of this massive problem.

"Corruption kills any chance of creating jobs. It kills any chance of delivering effective services.

"And there’s only one way to fight it: you must vote it out."

Along with the letter, the DA launched a TV ad, which shows Gauteng Premier Mmusi Maimane telling the ANC that they're not the same party anymore.

Read more on: da  |  anc  |  elections 2014

More In This Category
Cadres must be competent: Mantashe

The appointment of individuals to top positions in municipalities must be based on competence and not on political connections, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

All top ANC members to get time off

The ANC's electioneering campaign has taken its toll on all members, not only President Jacob Zuma, the party says.

Zuma in Pretoria hospital

Other than saying it is in Pretoria, the presidency will not disclose "for privacy reasons" the name of the hospital where President Jacob Zuma is undergoing tests.

Zuma admitted to hospital

UPDATE 13:46: An "exhausted" President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to hospital for unspecified tests.

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
301 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
News24 |  OLX  |  PriceCheck  |  Property24  |  Kalahari.com  |  Careers24