DASO victory at UP shows the DA is growing - Maimane

2017-09-02 17:27
(Jan Gerber, News24)

(Jan Gerber, News24)

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Pretoria - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane believes that the DA’s student organisation’s (DASO) resounding win to govern the SRC at the University of Pretoria (UP) shows that the party is growing everywhere. 

Last week, DASO won all 10 portfolios that it contested out of a total of 12 seats at UP. DASO will as a result be the majority organisation to lead the SRC at the university. 

At a braai to celebrate SASO’s success on Saturday, Maimane said it was a historic victory. 

“This victory means that the DA as a brand is growing,” said Maimane.

“We are growing everywhere and so part of our work now is to make sure that we have a mandate that we have to deliver to the people in humility and serve the people.”

“Our job was always to grow out of the Western Cape and now we are growing in Gauteng everywhere, we are committed to 2019, the DA, we want to ensure that the ANC is below 50% in 2019.”

Maimane added that the DA support growth in Tshwane as well as in Johannesburg gives the party hope. 

DASO national leader Yusuf Cassim said they were confident that the election was free and fair and that DASO readying their SRC members to serve all the students at the UP, “particularly the most poor and vulnerable.”

“This result reflects the growing support and trust that the DA has amongst young South Africans who recognise us as the only credible alternative for delivering skills, jobs and good governance,” said Cassim in a statement. 

“Our DASO structures are working tirelessly to ensure that in addition to representing students successfully on student councils, we work with our local government to support our students and convince other students to deliver a DA-led government in 2019 to fix the broken and underfunded Higher Education and Training Sector.”

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