Corrupt politicians must at least be jailed for 15 years. This is according to Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, during his voter registration drive in Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape Flats.

He has urged South Africans who have not yet registered to use this last voter registration weekend  to register and for others to check their names on the voters roll.

Maimane made his first stop at the home of a first time eligible voter, Sharron Williams, who recently turned 18 and has registered to vote.

“We believe, as a party, we cannot be living in a country were the resources of our country are being stolen by few when many are left out. We oppose corruption in all its forms and we believe that politicians who are corrupt must be locked up for 15 years,” says Maimane.

Maimane says corruption is erasing the dreams of South Africans of being employed and making a good life for themselves.

“Our dream always has been, in all homes in our country, we can have a job; we can have a person who works so that they can contribute to the economy and therefore, ultimately I look forward to the weekend and I want to call upon all South Africans to go out there and register to vote. I am so proud of the leadership which is here and Allan Winde, who will be standing as Premier, so that we can make sure that the Western Cape remains blue and we can grow and continue to grow in the provinces,” says Maimane.

Winde says he is confident that the party will receive over 60% of the provincial vote in the upcoming general elections.

Winde was on a voter registration drive at Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats. He was accompanied by DA leader Mmusi Maimane, the party’s provincial leader Bonginkosi Madikizela, MP Phumzile van Damme and various supporters.

“We have got to retain our 60% share and of course, we need registered voters to do that and then  come out to maintaining that working programme that we have got to put in place over the last 10 years. We are the best performing province and we have got to keep that momentum and we have got to take it even to better and new heights,” says Winde.

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