Maimane pays Roodepan a visit

2015-06-17 06:00
MMUSI MAIMANE, leader of the DA, visited Kimberley and addressed members at the council flats.

Photo: Emile Hendricks

MMUSI MAIMANE, leader of the DA, visited Kimberley and addressed members at the council flats. Photo: Emile Hendricks

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DA LEADER MMUSI MAIMANE, who seemed to be in a dancing mood, visited the Roodepan community to discuss and see the problems the community members are facing. The Roodepan flats, where Maimane addressed the excited DA supporters, were painted blue as the party transported more than six buses of members from around the province.

The visit was part of his national tour to unroll his Vision 2019 and build up towards the 2016 elections.

Maimane said his vision was to ensure that all South Africans were knowledgeable about the party by promoting the vision and values that the party embraced.

He said to the anxious supporters, who travelled to see and hear what their new leader had to say, that the life of the people living in Roodepan was getting tougher.

“People are living in poverty, teenagers are using drugs and alcohol and the elderly are also having their own struggles,” said the DA leader.

Maimane said that they aimed to double the DA’s votes and that he was confident that they would achieve that, especially after the support they had received during the 2014 elections.

According to the DA leader, they had set a steep target after realising that life was getting tougher for the people.

“We want to see South Africa making changes, and less corruption. We can build a party for all. We will build other voters to vote for us. We want to work for the people and we also want the youth to further their studies, and prosper in South Africa.”

Maimane and the DA provincial leader, Andrew Louw, promised that they wanted to improve the Northern Cape by working on the challenges this community faced such as drugs – one of the biggest challenges taking over the lives of the youth.

“We want to take out the drug dealers so that the youth can focus on bettering their lives.”

Maimane and Louw visited one of the oldest residents at the Roodepan flats, Marie Goeieman (83). She said she loved living there. The two leaders promised to replace all the broken windows in Goeieman’s flat. She said her windows were continuously broken by naughty children. Goeieman was very happy about the visit and the help she would be getting as she was a pensioner and could not afford to fix anything.

A supporter, Victoria Pholoholo (56), who arrived on one of the buses from Barkly-West, said she had confidence that Maimane was the right person to address the high crime rate in the province. She said the youth and the police had to work together to fight crime, “like my leader Maimane advises”

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