Maimane's rescue plan for 'lost generation' if DA heads SA

2017-02-08 19:07
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Cape Town – DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday outlined a plan to rescue the “lost generation" if his party ever runs the country.

“We know what we need to bring about change. And when we take office in the Union Buildings and embark on our rescue mission, I trust we can count on your continued support to make this wonderful country of ours to work for all our people,” he said, addressing a room of diplomats in Cape Town.

The party had outlined a rescue plan aimed at equipping the youth of the “lost generation”. He said the DA was the only party that was willing to face the country’s challenges and fight every battle.

They would tackle service delivery, jobs, and create opportunities in abundance.

Young people, the so-called born frees, were locked in an economy with no jobs or opportunities and with little hope of finding their way back in.

“We will never give up on the lost generation. They are our brothers, sisters, our children, grandchildren. We will not gamble with their future,” he said.

Maimane said it was unfair that a black child in South Africa was still one hundred times more likely to grow up in poverty than a white child. Freedom, fairness, and opportunity would be at the heart of the party’s plan to rescue this lost generation.

“A policy package that puts every young person at the centre of their own development, a master of their own destiny,” he said.

Repeatedly using the Western Cape as a blue print of their success, Maimane said the DA was already preparing to run the national government.

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