PA grateful for support

2016-08-10 06:00
GAYTON MCKENZIE, leader of the Patriotic Alliance (PA). Photo: Muntu Vilakazi

GAYTON MCKENZIE, leader of the Patriotic Alliance (PA). Photo: Muntu Vilakazi

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THE Patriotic Alliance (PA) leader, Gayton McKenzie, says the party is going to slaughter cows for residents of Ward 3 in Boshoff in the Free State.

“We don’t give people food parcels before they vote,” McKenzie said on Thursday (04/08).

McKenzie’s party clinched the ward in the Tokologo municipality and says he is elated that residents in the area have chosen a better life over food parcels.

The PA secured one proportional representative seat, says the party leader.

McKenzie says the party will throw a big celebration next weekend to thank residents for supporting the party and to discuss ways of moving the community forward.

Formed in November 2013 by Mckenzie and his close ally Kenny Kunene, the PA has been gaining support in several coloured communities in the country.

According to McKenzie, disgruntled residents of Boshoff and Dealesville had approached the party to request that they represent them in the municipal election.

This businessman who has ventured into politics said his party had not been campaigning in the Free State when they received the plea from residents.

“They elected four councillors and we paid for all the necessary campaign material,” McKenzie explained.

The PA says it will focus on developing entrepreneurs in the area rather than promising people jobs that won’t materialise.

“How long have they lied to people about job creation,” he asked.

The party also intends to develop the region through sport programmes and create initiatives that can bring change into the lives of the youth.

McKenzie, who was born and raised in Bloemfontein, says wining the ward means a lot to him, because it is a victory won on his home turf.

He reiterated that the PA was not a “coloureds-only” party.

“I definitely feel that we are making a difference as a party and I have been doing this for five years in the community and I know we will definitely make a difference,” he said.

The PA says it will contest everywhere in the 2019 national elections.

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