Solly Msimanga, Gauteng premier hopeful, is impressed by the turnout at the Democratic Alliance's manifesto launch this weekend. The Tswane mayor believes the support is symbolic of the parties growth.
Solly Msimanga is convinced that the turnout his party, the Democratic Alliance, is enjoying growing support and the attendance at the launch of the party's election manifesto proves it.
The Gauteng premier candidate said filling the Rand Stadium with 20 000 supporters was further evidence of the opposition party's 'great growth':
"For someone who has been in the DA for a very long time, this for me is something that makes me emotional because I remember a time when we couldn't even fill a small hall. Now we are talking about going into stadiums, having activists in all wards and constituency meetings where hundreds of people attend,”
Msimanga said that the decision to release their manifesto in the economic heart of South Africa was a nod to the people of Johannesburg:
"The next battlefield is Gauteng and we are serious contenders because this province controls most of the economy of the country. Now we are saying if we want to talk about job creation, attracting investment, Gauteng is where we need to be making serious strides,"
According to TimesLIVE, the mayor said the manifesto was a proposal to the people of the nation and included anti-corruption, professional policing and job creation:
"An economic upliftment of our people, creating a job in every home by ensuring that we attract investment because it is the job of government to create a conducive environment for investors to come to South Africa so that we can create jobs,"
Briefly.co.za reported that the launch had seen Mmsui Maimane promising that the country would not take another 25 years to build, pledging that the Democratic Alliance would provide a government that would work for it's people.
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