Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane has urged people to register to vote so they can choose a government that would make a difference in their lives.
He was speaking during a visit to Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) voter registrations centres in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in the Eastern Cape which the DA currently governs.
Saturday marked the first leg of this weekend’s registration drive.
More than 70 000 election officials have been deployed to 22 000 voting stations nationwide.
Maimane says, “I think it is a unique time and an important election in 2019. They can also choose a government that says to poor people, because poor people in this sense don’t matter. We’ve seen it with the increase in VAT and it shows that our people are going to be even poorer. They can pick a government that says to them they can own land in their own rights as individuals for black South Africans, white South Africans who own land and say we can prosper through property ownership. That I think is absolutely important because we don’t want South Africans to be tenants in the state. This is the change that people are going to be picking in 2019.”
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WATCH: @MmusiMaimane talks to a Kwadwesi resident in Nelson Mandela Bay.
These are the South Africans that will be hardest hit by the VAT increase & fuel levy.
She is the sole provider for her family.
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) March 11, 2018