MAKGATLE – Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane accompanied by the party’s Limpopo Premier candidate Jacques Smalle, Federal Chairperson, Athol Trollip, Limpopo Provincial Chairperson for DAWN, Desiree Van Der Walt, provincial Chairperson Geoffrey Tshibvumo together with councilors and activists recently gathered at Matlala Aloe Park outside Marble Hall.
This as part of the leader’s Kasi-to-kasi tour of Limpopo, through which he engages with ordinary South Africans, listen to their daily struggles and share the party’s agenda for change that “builds South Africa for all”.
Prior to the meeting with councilors and activists, Maimane met behind closed doors with the Ndebele Traditional leadership in Marble Hall and Groblersdal area over a pending land claim issue.
Maimane told the councilors and activists that the party was totally against corruption and would stop at nothing to fight it.
“Our DA is against corruption which continues to render our people poor without basic needs such as jobs, houses and access to clean drinkable water. We need to vote out the ANC and put in the DA, that will ensure that people’s lives change for the better,” said Maimane.
The leader said it has been proven that where the DA rules, majority of the people were employed and that was what they would continue doing.
“Where the DA is in power, people have jobs in greater numbers and we want to see to it that we take governance in many places so that our people get employment and don’t leave in RDP houses which their walls fall when people lean against them,” said Maimane.
He lambasted against allegations of people being given employment on basis of being the ruling party’s card carrying members.
“We want people to get employment not because they carry cards of the ruling but due to their competencies. That must come to an end,” concluded Maimane.