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Alexandra residents welcome Zille

2014-04-30 12:15
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Johannesburg - DA leader Helen Zille was welcomed by a group of supporters as she hit the campaign trail in Alexandra, Johannesburg, on Wednesday.

Zille sang and danced to a Xhosa song before hundreds of supporters in Alexandra in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

She chose a song by popular South African musician Zahara titled "Xabendino Mama" and a song by Brenda Fassie along with supporters before addressing them.

Zille said the Democratic Alliance wanted to rid the country of corruption.

"This is the kind of corruption that does not attract investors."

A lack of investors was causing a lack of jobs in the country.

Zille said there were no jobs in Gauteng but there would be if residents voted for the DA.

A man was welcomed into the party in full view of supporters and passers-by and given a DA T-shirt.

Two women whispered they also wanted DA T-shirts but would vote for the party once they had seen the changes Zille was promising.

Supporters chanted and sang praises to DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane and Zille. They also sang in Zulu that one day the word "corruption" would be destroyed.

They also sang: "Thuli, ask them how did they build Nkandla" (Thuli khawubabuze bayakhe kanjani iNkandla).

A double-decker bus arrived soon afterwards carrying more supporters.

DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane told supporters it was unfair that President Jacob Zuma's cattle lived better than Alexandra residents did in their hostels.

Zuma is under fire over a report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that he unduly benefited from an over R200m upgrade to his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

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