Put value to your vote - De Lille

2011-03-26 14:19

Johannesburg - All South Africans needed to put value to their vote, Patricia de Lille said at the DA's election campaign launch in Kliptown on Saturday.

"Vote for change, we will only get change if we vote," de Lille told supporters at the Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto.

Voters needed to lend their vote to a political party and not just give it to them, she said.

"Lend your vote to the DA for five years and if we don't deliver take it away and give it to another party," De Lille said to huge applause from supporters.

She said the DA had shown that it could deliver services and Cape Town was a "shining beacon".

"DA has shown it delivers."

A sea of people in blue shirts streamed into the square on Saturday morning for the launch of the DA's election campaign and manifesto.

Thousands of supporters wearing blue t-shirts with the DA emblem arrived in buses from all over Gauteng to take part in the launch.

Supporters of all ages, men, women and children joined in the days festivities, with people singing and clapping to the live music.

De Lille was the party's candidate for the mayor of Cape Town in the upcoming municipal elections.

  • exocist - 2011-03-26 14:36

    you go girl power rules VIVA DA

  • Toby - 2011-03-26 15:03

    Go girls go. Gee hulle gas ! !

  • BigMoose - 2011-03-26 15:29

    Now that the twit Badhi Chabaan was too late to register his party and candidates, the DA can win another municipality in the Cape Winelands.

  • edvermaak - 2011-03-26 16:51

    I would support these ladies unreservedly. And @ Antonio, I agree with you, provided it's not Winnie ;-)

  • draadsitter - 2011-03-27 10:47

    De Lille is a typical carreerist politician. She's just in the DA because they gave her the best deal at the moment. Her presence there has made it very confusing as to who I should vote for.

      Carl Muller - 2011-03-27 12:53

      She is a humble person that wants the best for this country. Even when she has to be the 2nd best in the opposition. I do not vote for the DA but I will vote for her.

  • Carl Muller - 2011-03-27 12:51

    I am not a DA supporter but I will vote any day for Patricia.

  • Moeshfieka - 2011-03-28 10:39

    I voted for Patricia De Lille when she was with the PAC. Then I voted for her when she was with the ID. I'll be damned if she is gonna get my vote again and then just go to where it benefits her best!Those that know me,know that I am all for the empowerment of women. But voting for a woman I dont believe in simply because she IS a woman, is not empowering - its stupid!This is simply my PERSONAL opinion.No offence.

      gksa - 2011-03-30 17:50

      I don't get why everyone is of the impression Patricia de Lille is hopping from party to party for her own benefit/betraying voters? As far as I saw, she desperately wants to make a difference in South Africa. She left the PAC because it got stuck in the mud, and created her own party to better follow her vision of how to represent those who voted for her. The ID got off to a good start, but was quickly overshadowed by the DA. Patricia obviously realised that the ID got the most chance to do some good when it was in partnership with the DA - it was simply too small to get much done on it's own. Merging with the DA was the next logical step, and merely formalising what was already the practice in many jointly-governed municipalities. What's wrong with being practical and getting more done for the people?

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