Mmusi Maimane: Change is coming to Gauteng

2014-03-29 13:48

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Democratic Alliance Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane launched the party’s provincial election manifesto in Joburg today.

“Change has never been so possible in Gauteng,” Maimane told the crowd at the Ellis Park indoor arena.

“Today we are fighting for change and we are fighting for jobs.”

Maimane was launching the manifesto at the party’s job rally.

He said that the manifesto was a pledge to the people of Gauteng and a foundation for the future.

“We are going to win and we are going to bring change. Change is coming to Gauteng and it is coming through the DA,” Maimane said.

Earlier, DA Gauteng leader John Moody said President Jacob Zuma had disappointed South Africa.

“Under ANC President Jacob Zuma’s leadership, South Africa has become a banana state,” he said.

“Zuma has brought shame to our country and belittled the presidency.”

Moody referred to controversial incidents in which Zuma had been implicated such as the security upgrades to his private Nkandla home.

He also claimed that under Zuma’s leadership, unemployment had risen in the country.

“Our people are unemployed, poor and hungry.”

Moody said Gauteng was the “economic heartbeat of the country,” and encouraged people to use their vote on May 7 to “liberate Gauteng”.

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