DA wants to win Gauteng - Maimane

2013-05-26 21:57
Mmusi Maimane (Picture: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The DA wants to win Gauteng in next year's national elections so the province's residents get proper service delivery, the party's national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane said on Sunday.

"We do not want to win just to add another point to our scoreboard," Maimane said in a speech prepared for delivery in Evaton, Emfuleni.

"We want to win so that, for the first time, the government of Gauteng will serve the people of Gauteng. So that, for the first time, you, the voters, will be in charge."

The Democratic Alliance held a door-to-door campaign in Emfuleni, which falls under the Sedibeng district municipality, on Sunday.

The party wanted to replicate its Midvaal successes all over Gauteng, it said. Midvaal is run by the DA.

The African National Congress has claimed that the DA in Midvaal is corrupt and is not providing services to the black community.

Maimane said the DA's message to voters was if they voted for the party there would be change.

"We have proved that when voters vote the DA [into] government, they get a much better life.

"We call this the DA difference. If you want to see the DA difference, look at Midvaal municipality right next door to where we are today," he said.

Maimane said Midvaal was rated as having the highest quality of life in Gauteng.

"The ANC cannot even ask you to vote for it again based on its delivery track record. It doesn't have a delivery track record."

He said the ANC-run Emfuleni municipality had an unemployment rate of 59.3 percent. In Midvaal the rate was only 18%.

Emfuleni had also never received an unqualified audit, but had received negative audit reports since 2000.

"The ANC cannot ask you, the voters, to vote for them again based on this kind of failed delivery.

"Instead, they will tell you the DA doesn't deliver, that we only deliver for white people, or that we want to take away social grants. These are all lies meant to keep you from knowing the truth," he said.

The ANC Gauteng launched its 6 000-strong Moses Kotane brigade of volunteers last month.

On Sunday, the volunteers started door-to-door campaigning in the Midvaal area. Teams of volunteers went to all 13 wards in the area.

Provincial chair Paul Mashatile and other provincial leaders also visited wards in the area, speaking to residents.

- SAPA

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