'You are the future': Mmusi Maimane's KZN manifesto in five quotes

04 March 2019 - 09:17 By Cebelihle Bhengu
DA leader Mmusi Maimane. File photo.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane. File photo.

The Democratic Alliance's election campaign for the 2019 general elections is well under way.

The party took to Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday for its provincial manifesto launch.

Party leader Mmusi Maimane, who delivered the speech, was joined by KZN premier candidate Zwakele Mncwango.

Here's Maimane's speech in five telling quotes:

Collaboration of parties

"The DA will work with all political parties in this province who share common values of a market-based economy that creates jobs, a lean and capable state that delivers services for all, zero tolerance for corruption and the upholding of the constitution that guarantees its people their rights, including the right to own property."

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"And we must be weary of those political parties that arise because they support a particular race, or culture or language group. We cannot build one South Africa for all if we support political parties that only speak for some."

The DA will win

"We are now just two months away from the most important election of our country. As always, there are people who want to tell the DA what it can and can't do; where it can and can't win. But I promise you today, the DA will prove them wrong again, as we have done in every single election."

Title deeds

"The potential of this province is being wasted by the lack of property ownership for its people. Title deeds deliver certainty and freedom. Let's make the people of KZN property owners, both in urban and rural areas."

Community safety

"I also believe we should introduce provincial police services to better serve our people and keep them safe. I'm talking about a police service with intelligence close to communities, and not miles away in a Pretoria headquarters."