Cape Town - "Zuma out, Mmusi in, we are ready for
2016," Mamre DA party agents sang as they awaited the arrival of Cape Town
mayor and the party's Western Cape leader Patricia de Lille on Sunday.
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De Lille went from door to door in the town, speaking to
Joyce September was left speechless when the mayor came
knocking at her door.
"Words are failing me," she said as De Lille stood
in her living room.
As the mayor made her way down the street, September said
she believed De Lille deserved another term.
"She is doing good work in our community," she
Around the corner, the Loock family was happy to have their
lunch interrupted and excited to take photos with the mayor.
All was quiet at the Mamre Community Hall at lunchtime on
'People here aren't Zuma-friendly'
Earlier there had been a rush of people who had come to
register after church, ANC party agent Naomi Appolis told News24.
During the last by-election, the DA took the lion's share of
votes with 70%, while the ANC only garnered 30%.
"The people here aren't Zuma-friendly," Appolis
"But this year we are positive of a different outcome.
We have explained to people that they will cast their vote for local
government, for the people who will work for them on the ground."
Officials say just over 100 people registered on Saturday.
By lunchtime, 83 people had walked through the community
centre doors, which to them was a "surprisingly" good amount.
Shanique Paulsen, 18, and her brother Monray, 22, say their
votes are going to the DA.
"My grandma told me to come to register. I am voting
for the DA because everyone else in my family votes for them too,"
Her brother said he is voting for the blue party because he
"doesn't want to vote for Jacob Zuma".
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel of the ANC had
also visited the town on Saturday.
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