DA on track for historic win in Cape Town, says Zille

2011-04-30 14:36

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is on track to win an outright majority for the first time in Cape Town, opposition leader Hellen Zille said today.

“We have pointed out that no DA municipality is perfect, that mistakes happen. But we have always admitted our errors and done our best to rectify them,” she said at the launch of the DA delivery bus.

The bus would carry DA leaders and activists in a final drive to canvass for votes ahead of the local government election on May 18.

She said the DA has always acted in good faith, with the best interests of the people at heart.

“It is what the people of South Africa deserve. People deserve a government that is not afraid to find new and innovative ways to deliver more with less.

“They deserve a government that works hard for them. They deserve a government that delivers because it is afraid of losing their vote if it doesn’t,” Zille said.

She said during her party’s campaign leading to the election, it has shown that life gets better for all where the DA governs.

“Whether it is in Cape Town, Midvaal, Nokeng Tsa Taemane, Overstrand, Swartland or Baviaans, more people have access to better services and more poor people have access to free basic services ... and things are getting better all the time.”

Zille said the DA would make historic gains in cities such as Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth.

Calling for people to vote, she said the election was not about politicians but about voters.

“They [elections] are about showing the politicians who is boss. They are about choosing the party you believe will work the hardest for you.”

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