Forget the ANC filling of Orlando Stadium for its 105th birthday celebrations, DA will occupy the Union Buildings in 2019 says Mmusi Maimane the Federal Leader of the Democratic Alliance.
According to the DA leader, his party will occupy the Union Buildings to revive the national project of building a united, non-racial and prosperous South Africa for all who live in it.
Maimane made the proclamation while he was reacting to President Zuma’s speech at the ANC’s 105th birthday celebrations.
The DA leader affirmed that Zuma’s speech was “the tell-tale last gasp of a dying organisation.”
To him, the ANC 105th birthday celebrations only showed that the ruling party “is beyond the point of no return. It is an out-of-touch and divided party that is unable to self-correct, and is past the point of no return,” he said.
Commenting on Zuma’s speech, the DA leader said:
“…We were force-fed another rose-tinted ‘good story’ by a President who has overseen the party’s (ANC) decimation over the past 7 years. While the rest of the country is looking forward, the ANC can only but fondly recall its former glories.
While the ANC celebrates in lavish style…we live in a country where 9 million of our people are without work, and have given up any hope of finding a job.
We live in a deeply unfair and unequal society, where the colour of your skin still determines your chances of succeeding in life. And this is only worsened by the ANC who run a dishonest government, putting their friends first and the people of South Africa last.
The people of South Africa do not trust the ANC anymore, and last year’s election results showed just that.
After almost 23 years of democracy, words and empty rhetoric are simply not enough. Long-winded recitals of ‘good story’ statistics do not create jobs or feed hungry South Africans.
While the focus of 2017 will be on the election of the new President of the ANC, South Africans are beginning to realize that no reform in the ANC is possible.
Whatever happens in December 2017, the ANC will remain committed to corruption, insider trading and unemployment. The DA is the only hope for a better South Africa.”
Also, Maimane asserted that his party’s focus is on creating jobs for the 9 million South Africans without work. And, claimed that South Africans are beginning to feel the “DA difference”.
He said: “…where we govern, you’ll find the lowest unemployment rate in the country, the highest access to basic services for poor South Africans, and a zero-tolerance of corruption.”
With that, he remarked that “the tipping point is fast approaching” and declared that the DA will occupy the Union Buildings come 2019.