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Wed Aug 24 08:26:54 SAST 2016

Zuma out, Mmusi in, Mamre DA party agents sing

Tammy Peterse | 06 March, 2016 14:48
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Democratic Alliance (DA) members and the party leader Mmusi Maimane marched through Johannesburg CBD demanding job creation from the government.
Image by: MOELETSI MABE

"Zuma out, Mmusi in, we are ready for 2016," Mamre DA party agents sang as they awaited the arrival of Cape Town mayor and the party's Western Cape leader Patricia de Lille on Sunday.

De Lille went from door to door in the town, speaking to potential voters.

Joyce September was left speechless when the mayor came knocking at her door.

"Words are failing me," she said as De Lille stood in her living room.

As the mayor made her way down the street, September said she believed De Lille deserved another term.

"She is doing good work in our community," she said. 

Around the corner, the Loock family was happy to have their lunch interrupted and excited to take photos with the mayor.

All was quiet at the Mamre Community Hall at lunchtime on Sunday.

Earlier there had been a rush of people who had come to register after church, ANC party agent Naomi Appolis told News24.

During the last by-election, the DA took the lion's share of votes with 70%, while the ANC only garnered 30%.

"The people here aren't Zuma-friendly," Appolis said.

"But this year we are positive of a different outcome. We have explained to people that they will cast their vote for local government, for the people who will work for them on the ground."

Officials say just over 100 people registered on Saturday. 

By lunchtime, 83 people had walked through the community centre doors, which to them was a "surprisingly" good amount.

Shanique Paulsen, 18, and her brother Monray, 22, say their votes are going to the DA.

"My grandma told me to come to register. I am voting for the DA because everyone else in my family votes for them too," Shanique said.

Her brother said he is voting for the blue party because he "doesn't want to vote for Jacob Zuma".

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel of the ANC had also visited the town on Saturday.

Source: News24

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