DA: Poverty Cape's greatest challenge

2011-04-02 16:31

Cape Town - The greatest challenge the city of Cape Town still faced was poverty, Democratic Alliance (DA) mayoral candidate Patricia de Lille said on Saturday during an election campaign launch in Belhar.

"Poverty alleviation must come in the form of making sure that everyone who needs help gets it," she said. "The DA could never defeat poverty completely in five years.

"Our history of inequality and oppression will take a long time to fix," she said in a statement.

However, de Lille said, she could confirm that their approach was working.

"Poverty knows no political affiliation. When you are poor you are poor. We need to take the politics out of poverty. We need to always deliver to poor people no matter who they voted for," she said.

"In this election year and all years, we want to serve you. We do not take your vote for granted.

"If you lend us your vote, we will continue to serve you each and every day, de Lille said.

Meanwhile, in Mpumalanga's Mataffin another DA rally was allegedly disrupted by African National Congress (ANC) members who blockaded the road on which the campaigning was taking place, party spokesperson Anthony Benadie said.

"We are disgusted at the ANC’s intolerance of other political parties’ right to campaign, rightfully they are very scared," Benadie said in a statement.

He said the ANC did not care for the people of Mataffin, "who despite living on the doorstep of the multi-million rand 2010 soccer stadium do not have access to clean water, sewage services, housing or electricity".

The DA would never be intimidated by ANC ranting, he said.

"If they want to be deserving of the peoples' vote, they must deliver water, electricity and decent housing."

Benadie said the DA would continue to take over ANC strongholds where they have failed to deliver to the people.

Despite the disruption, the DA reported that the people of Mataffin welcomed party candidate Hitler Mashile as a "sign of recognition that the DA [was] sensitive to the issues of communities and [was] serious on delivering services".

- SAPA
Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  cape town  |  elections
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Road deaths on the rise

2014-12-22 23:39
SHARE:

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
20 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Five wrapping hacks you have to know before Christmas

Five gift wrapping hacks that will save Christmas for you!

 
 

I love summer.24

Sexiest Instagrams of 2014
Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!
Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off the bestselling books

Save big on the most captivating reads of 2014. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is hard to keep some sort of balance when the natural rhythm has flown out the window. The best thing to do is try not to keep...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.