Mmusi Maimane is confident that the Democratic Alliance will not only retain the Western Cape, but will take the Northern Cape and Gauteng. The party launched their election campaign manifesto to a packed stadium this weekend.
Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance, is confident that, come May, his party will enjoy the fruits of their hard work.
Speaking to Eusebius McKaiser today on Radio 702, Maimane detailed the party's plans should they enjoy victory in the May 2019 elections.
Despite a rocky year in 2018, Maimane still believes his party has every chance of securing success this year:
"I have gone out in communities and South Africans are hearing us. And actually, I am very comfortable in the fact that the DA will grow. You will also recall, one of the tough things that the DA has to fight for is that we live in a country where it's normal when economic conditions are bad, the racial polarisation becomes something that occurs."
According to Eyewitness News, in 2014 the DA had secured 22.23% of the votes placed, becoming the official opposition party to the African National Congress, who had won the majority with 62.15%.
Ever determined, Mmusi responded to being asked what would happen if the party didn't grow by saying he would simply return to the drawing board.
The opposition leader is aiming for the stars this year, aiming to add the Northern Cape and Gauteng to the already DA-run Western Cape:
"I am comfortable we will grow. I don’t plan for failure. People have written the DA off so many times. I remember sitting in many interviews in 2016 where people kept telling me 'you will never govern Joburg, you will never govern Tshwane' and I am sitting here today telling you we're going to go and get Gauteng, we're going to go and get Northern Cape and ultimately retain the Western Cape. Those are my KPIs ."
Briefly.co.za reported that Solly Msimanga, Gauteng premier hopeful, was impressed with his party after they managed to fill the Rand Stadium in Joburg with a sea of blue supporters.
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