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Philip Maytham
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DA still the best option

07 September 2018, 16:40

By the very nature of consisting of humans, who can mistakes, being critical of the DA in the light of the many ANC failings, far greater than the DA, does not hold water.

The DA’s record in the Western Cape is exemplary and without that there would never have been the kind of growth we have seen. By word of mouth to the Eastern Cape and to Gauteng. And spreading. And along with growth comes growing pains. A prime example Patricia de Lille. That has been dealt with and like sports stars with big reputations, they are still human and susceptible to falls similar to a loss of form. But the DA is a collective, the value of the DA as a whole is greater than the sum of all its components, and not a one person show.

It is not Patricia de Lille or Mmusi Maimane or Athol Trollip or anyone else associated with it. And like team sports one person won’t win for you. People will and are realizing if water infrastructure had been increased to keep up with growing population and global warming, which have been around we wouldn’t be sitting with tariffs as a deterrant to reduce consumption. Nothing to do with Patricia de Lille but everything to do with an incompetent ANC. And the electorate in the Western Cape know about the other coloured people that are doing good work for the DA.

People do trust the DA, we saw yesterday in the Free State profound success and more and more people are realizing that the DA is the best option. The DA has done tangible(jobs and basic services) and intangible(hope, belief, esteem) things for many people and I don’t for a minute believe that the DA won’t be rewarded at the voting booth for this. The DA does have an identity of big brother in coalition governments and government in waiting. The DA does govern effectively as audits testify. The DA is doing far better than the ANC on delivering a better life for all. The DA does not have race issues and is well managed by a cross-section of the country’s demographic profile. The DA is accountable to its voters because the DA did retain the Western Cape – if they were not they would not have been re-elected.

The DA does have effective leadership in Gauteng which will be confirmed next year – mistakes are acknowledged and acted on and more importantly there is no greed or corruption like wanting to capture the state and there is a big difference between wanting to govern transparently like the Western Cape and other metros and governing corruptly as in state capture and NMB capture. Think of what Mr. Msimanga did with the mayoral mansion.

The article questioning the DA’s failure to account publicly possibly being its downfall needed a response.

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