He was addressing the party’s campaign launch in Potchefstroom in the North West. The ANC has been criticised for including Nomvula Mokonyane, Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba on their parliamentary list.
The ‘blue train’ has made a station-stop in a province faced with service delivery challenges.
Maimane took a snipe at the ruling party. He says the ANC list is an indication the party cannot be entrusted with state power.
“When you look at the list of the ANC, you realize that all people responsible for the state capture, for destroying resources of our people, are going back to Parliament, which tells me that this is the same bus with a new driver,” says Maimane.
The party promises to change the face of the province, by dealing with corruption and maladministration that are impeding the provision of services. The province lost over R2 billion to corruption.
“We will deal with corruption. If you deal with corruption, you will have a job for every person and every home. We have lost billions of rands in this province,” says North West DA Premier Candidate Joe Mc Gluwa.
Some residents have expressed confidence in the party. “We are happy, change is coming,” says one of the residents.
Another resident says, “We are happy that Mmusi Maimane, and Joe are going to deal with corruption.”
The DA maintains that if it wins the North West, it will review all existing contracts to uncover corruption.
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