Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says it is a shame that many South Africans continue to live under dire conditions, with no access to services. He was on a campaign trail at Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg.

Taking the human rights celebrations to the poorest of the poor, Maimane says there is no Human Rights Day to celebrate because locals are side lined by those in public office with no jobs for the youth.

He was conducting a door-to-door campaign in the area. Maimane says things will change for the better if South Africans vote for the DA.

“We celebrate the fact that in 1994 we defeated the evil system, th e question in 2019 is that the evil system that locks out our people from opportunity – people continue to be hungry with no jobs is undermining the human rights of citizens. Therefore when it comes to days like this one, we must not have human rights on paper, we must have human rights where people have jobs, can we deliver services because we need a job in every home.”

Maimane was accompanied by the DA Gauteng Provincial leadership appealing to the Bekkersdal community to do the right thing and vote for change.

“We have asked the people here that the change starts with them on the 8th of May, if they want change they just must vote the DA. So as we go to the May 8 the choice is two, either you continue with corruption or lack of service delivery here or elect a party that will deliver services in every home and ensure our children are not sick because of the sewage running here in the streets,” says DA Gauteng Member of Provincial Legislature, Makashele Gana.

Maimane says the much needed change within the country’s political diaspora will be realised after the 8 May elections.

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