DA won't forget who they are elected to serve – Maimane

2016-06-05 14:20

Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance (DA) would not forget why they were elected and who they served, leader Mmusi Maimane promised on Sunday.

He was speaking during a campaign stop in Gauteng's Malibongwe Ridge’s Itsoseng informal settlement.

He said the ruling party, which was due to handover houses in the area this month, forgot about the area in between elections, and only remembered them during campaign season.

"Sometimes it’s food parcels, sometimes it’s blankets and sometimes it’s the keys to a few houses," he said.

The African National Congress (ANC) has continued to deny claims they use government services to score points with voters.

Let people down

In his last appearance in Parliament, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the party did not have to buy votes with food parcels.

Maimane questioned the timing of the delivery of houses in the area.

He called for residents to think carefully before casting their votes in the next election.

"What we’re seeing are the actions of a party that knows it has let the people down, and is desperately trying to avoid being punished in the elections," he said.

Maimane said this was unacceptable. "The people elected to run this city have a duty to take care of you, and they have a duty to stick to their word."

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