Black Child Is 100 Times More Likely To Grow Up In Poverty, I’m Dissatisfied With DA – Maimane


Mmusi Maimane, the federal leader of the Democratic Alliance party said he’s dissatisfied with DA government because it has not done enough for South Africa and South Africans.

Maimane made the remark at the launch of the latest DA local government election campaign TV advert in Nyanga, Cape Town.

Addressing his audience, Maimane asserted that he’s not satisfied with the achievements of DA where the party governs.

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He said; “where the DA governs, people are better off…Yes, (but) today, I want to say as clearly as I possibly can, that all this progress under a DA government is still not enough. “

Maimane said he’s not satisfied with the achievements of his party because “a black child is still 100 times more likely than a white child to grow up in poverty.

…White learners are six times more likely to get into university than black learners and the unemployment level of young black South Africans is well over 60 percent,” he stated.

To him, the status quo looks like the legacy of apartheid. “This is what Apartheid special planning looks like,” he said.

“And this is where we must focus all of our attention. I will not stop beating this drum until we, as a party, can honestly say we have improved the lives of each and every person living in a DA-run city or town.

We must, and we will, take this fight wherever Apartheid’s legacy of inequality still haunts poor, black communities,” Maimane charged.

He promised South Africans that he’ll ensure the DA is steadfast in work until freedom, fairness and opportunity is delivered to all the people living in DA-run municipalities.

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“I am still not satisfied with what we have achieved, and I will not rest until we, as a party, do better.

DA is the future government of South Africa, and it is important that we act like a government-in waiting.

Let our detractors say what they will. Let them make up their desperate racial narratives around the DA. We will silence them through our actions when we bring the change that moves communities…forward,” Maimane added.

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