He’s on a campaign trail in Bekkersdal, Gauteng. Maimane says there is no human rights day to celebrate if locals are sidelined by those in public office with no jobs for the youth.
He has appealed to the Bekkersdal community to do the right thing and vote for change.
“We celebrate the fact that in 1994, we defeated the evil system, the 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, and can we deliver services because we need a job in every home,” says Maimane.
The DA members of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature say South Africans must vote for change on May 8 elections, “We have asked the people in 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 8th of May 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.”