Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has called on the community of Chatsworth to vote for change in the upcoming general elections. Maimane is in KwaZulu-Natal on his party’s election trail. He was addressing members of the Christian Revival Centre in Crossmoor, south of Durban, where he attended a Good Friday service.

Maimane began the prayer session with condolences to the family members of the 13 churchgoers who died last night in a church collapse in Hammarsdale. He has called for a full investigation into the tragedy.


Maimane believes should the DA be voted into power, it can bring about change in government.

“This election is about a choice for our future. I’ve seen too many people who have lost their jobs. I’ve lost too many people who are finding living hard and therefore I want to urge that in this election we must make our choices for our tomorrow.  I’ve come to share with South Africans that there can be change, that we can live in a country that puts a job in every home, that we can live in a country where people are safe, we can live in a country where kids start school and finish school. I have seen the hope in our people. I’ve seen them know that they can go to the ballot box and express their tomorrow and I’m confident that in this election they will make a choice about their future. Not about their yesterday. ”

Maimane says he’s confident the DA will be the governing party after the May 8 election.

The DA leader used the occasion to remind worshippers about the importance of exercising their constitutional right.