‘Zille, Our Only Hope’

2013-10-05 12:25

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Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille received a rousing welcome from supporters in Durban’s Ntuzuma area.

Zille, who arrived in the Lindelani area of Ntuzuma, was welcomed by about 100 supporters in blue shirts before she visited the homes of two disabled people living in RDP housing.

Handwritten banners with the slogan “Zille, Our Only Hope” were waved as supporters danced in the street.

Dean Macpherson, the DA’s deputy chairman for the eThekwini region, said Zille visited the two disabled people because she wanted to hear from them how they had received their RDP houses which did not have water.

Zille promised Nono Ntuli (72) she would take her plight to the province’s Premier Senzo Mchunu.

Zille received another warm welcome at the Ntuzuma community hall.

The hall was filled with about 400 people wearing blue T-shirts.

Zille and the DA’s provincial leader Sizwe Mchunu were expected to address supporters at the hall later in the day.

Zille’s visit to the area comes the day before the African National Congress’ opening rally of their 2014 election campaign.

Kwamashu and Ntuzuma have for the past decade been ANC strongholds, although in the 1990s the Lindelani area was a Inkatha Freedom Party stronghold.

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