It's blue party all the way for Hanover Park man

2016-08-03 20:50
Hendrik Geswindt. (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Cape Town - For Hendrik Geswindt, nothing will ever sway him from voting for the DA.

“It's the blue party all the way,” the 53-year-old security guard said shortly after voting at the Hanover Park Civic Centre on Wednesday.

He trusted the party with his vote because he had seen positive change in the gang-ridden streets over the past 20 years.

“Things are improving here every day. People are getting houses, the community is getting small and big improvements, and our children are getting jobs with the council. They are doing their job.”

He said the DA had “good, strong coloured” representatives whom he felt understood the plight of marginalised communities.

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“I vote for people who I feel understand the problems we face here. They know about gangsterism and the devastation of drugs. They can help us fight it.”

He has been at the polls at every election since 1994 and has nothing but praise for the process.

“I was in and out within 5 minutes. Everything was quick and efficient. I could spend most of my day doing things around the house with my wife.”

He hoped his support of the DA would help them retain his ward.

“There is still a lot to be done here. People are suffering and it’s not a pleasure to live here. But maybe in the next five years, my party can make our lives a bit better.”

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