AS IT HAPPENED: 'Let us be brave and give change a chance' - Maimane concludes rally speech ahead of elections

2019-05-04 10:05

DA supporters have gathered in large numbers at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto as the party hosted its final rally ahead of the elections.

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04 May 12:34
"I know this is hard for those who have only ever known one party. I was in that position too once. But looking back now, embracing change was the best thing I ever did."

04 May 12:33
"This is not a popularity contest. It’s not a pageant. This about competence. I’m not asking you to marry me, I’m merely asking you to employ a government with a proven track record." - MM

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Maimane: And one day, 20 years from now, we won't be discussing the IAAF and its rulings. We will be discussing the fact that little girls can compete freely - that they can be who they are and run where they want to. Thanks to her [Caster Semenya] bravery.

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04 May 12:21
"Our project is no longer about freedom fighting. Our project is about freedom protecting and enhancing." - MM

04 May 12:20
Maimane: We are no longer in South Africa of 1994. Some parties have changed for the better, some for the worst. 

04 May 12:12
Maimane: We are in deep trouble. We‘re beyond the point where we can say, 'your side of the boat is leaking'. All of us are now drowning. 

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Maimane has sent condolences to families affected by the recent floods in KZN. 

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Maimane: The DA is bigger and stronger than ever before. We are more diverse than ever before. We govern in more places than ever before.

04 May 11:56
Maimane "It's good to be home" he is from Dobsi, now quoting lyrics to Sankomota's now or never "Tsoha o iketsetse". 

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Msimanga: "On Wednesday you have an opportunity to vote for a government that will put SA back on track. Release yourself from unemployment and poverty, and vote for a government that will put you first."

04 May 11:30
Msimanga: I can definitely feel the change that is coming, the DA has momentum. 

04 May 11:29
Msimanga: We [The DA] ensure that service delivery is a priority. It's time to turn around South Africa. Let's stop the bus and the bus driver, let's turn around the bus and make sure we are going in the right direction. 

04 May 11:27
Solly Msimanga addresses to crowd: "We demand this change that is coming because  we know there is a better way."

04 May 11:23

DA member of Parliament Phumzile Van Damme has urged party supporters to go all out and vote, come Wednesday.

“For all those people, please turn out to vote on election day, especially in Gauteng, especially in the Western Cape. The race its very, very close in Gauteng, we can win if every single person comes out to vote,” said Van Damme.

Van Damme said it had been an exciting campaign where the party engaged with communities and were warmly welcomed into people’s homes, with many pledging to vote for the DA.

“Those still undecided about the DA, I can promise you the DA is a party that stands for one South Africa for all, that stands for creating real jobs and creating a professional police service,” she said.


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"Today is a very important day...so we can give our communities a closing message. "

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Sea of blue gather at last push for DA ahead of election day

As political parties gear up for their last push ahead of the May 8 elections, the DA is holding its final rally in Soweto on Saturday. 

Buses carrying hundreds of supporters clad in blue have made their way in the Dobsonville Stadium, Soweto, as the programme is set to begin at 10:30.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane will be making his final speech to South Africans to garner their votes.


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The programme is set to begin at 10:30.

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04 May 10:07

Dawie Scholtz on the DA's big challenge: can it remain ideologically coherent?

The DA has been a strong performer in national elections since 2004. But recent turbulence inside the party has seemingly dented its prospects in the eyes of many voters and analysts.

News24's elections analyst Dawie Scholtz runs the rule over the DA.

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