Elections a turning point for SA - Zille

2011-05-18 08:44
Cape Town - Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said Wednesday's municipal elections were a turning point for South Africa, as she cast her ballot at St Paul's Anglican Church in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

"People are understanding that voting for a party means voting for what they are going to do for you for the next five years."

Zille said the DA was the only party that could undo the legacy of apartheid by delivering services to all, and accused the ANC of taking South Africa "back to division".

She scoffed at claims by the ANC mayoral candidate for Cape Town, Tony Ehrenreich, that his campaign had won coloured voters for the ruling party.

"We don't go into divisive racial categories," Zille said. "We are the most non-racial party."

She appealed to voters to come out en masse to give the DA another five years in control of the Western Cape.

After voting, Zille was to leave by private plane for Port Elizabeth and then Johannesburg to encourage voters to come to the polls.

She has claimed that the DA is close to winning Port Elizabeth.

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