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DA has lived up to its promises in Cape Town - De Lille

2016-05-10 10:49
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille at the launch of the party's manifesto for the city. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Cape Town – The DA-led council in Cape Town has made great progress in the past five years, Mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday.

However, she said, "there is still a lot more work to do", which was why she was standing for re-election as mayor.

She was speaking at the launch of the Democratic Alliance’s Cape Town manifesto, a glossy 29-page book in the party’s trademark blue.

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The manifesto used the same five "pillars" as those first launched by the DA in 2011.

These pillars were "building an opportunity city, a safe city, a caring city, and inclusive city and a well-run city".

De Lille said her re-election and the use of same pillars were to demonstrate that the DA was on a continuous journey.

"We have put in place mechanisms to drive change and we have to continue the hard work of seeing change occur," she told journalists and party delegates.

"That is a task that will take years. We believe we have lived up to the promises we made and have demonstrated good faith to the electorate and so we are running on our record."

De Lille said elections were about choices.

She believed the manifesto represented a "new watermark" for public policy proposals in local government.

"It is realistic, achievable, and forward-looking."

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