- Newly elected DA leader in Gauteng, Solly Msimanga has promised the residents of the province that the political party will give them service delivery
- Msimanga said that the DA had to work together ahead of the local elections and form a united front
- DA federal leader John Steenhuisen said that the political party had to work hard because the ANC will take any opportunity to "force their way back in"
Newly elected Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng leader Solly Msimanga has made a vow that he will prioritise service delivery in the province. Msimanga said this as he was delivering his acceptance speech on Saturday.
Msimanga said that it was important for DA members to work together ahead of the local government elections because supporters will not entertain a divided party.
“Real change for our people will only happen when we as the Democratic Alliance stand firm and focus on our values, principles and policies. Real change will only happen when we are part of people’s daily lives and experiences," he said.
Msimanga wants the DA to connect with every resident that lives in Gauteng, including those who share their values but do not want to vote for them.
DA federal leader John Steenhuisen said that the political party had to explain why Johannesburg and Tshwane were allowed to be "stolen" back after they had made significant progress in 2016.
"The same thing happened in Nelson Mandela Bay. We did well enough in 2016 to put the DA in place but we were not 100% safe. One thing we know about the ANC is that they will force their way back if you leave the door open, just a tiny crack," said Steenhuisen.
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that John Steenhuisen asked SA not to judge him by the colour of his skin. It was Martin Luther King, Jr who made the impassioned plea in his famous speech that one-day people could be judged by the content of their character rather than the colour of their skin.
The DA leader, John Steenhuisen, asked South Africa to do the same. He answered questions during a virtual meeting, one of which was about him being a white male and weather that makes him a suitable leader for the party.
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