South African politician and the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) party Mmusi Maimane has outlined measures his party would implement in order to win the ANC in 2019.
Speaking to reporters, the opposition leader said the DA would utilize “critical platforms” measures, which include face-to-face engagement, court approach and possibly, a national coalition.
Maimane said it’s obvious the ANC’s center has failed to hold, as the ruling party is currently rocked by lots of corruption allegations, division, factionalism, indiscipline, amongst others.
“The ANC thought that it would govern until Jesus came back and now they are shocked by things that are happening to them. In 2019 we are looking to do away with the ANC, even if it is a national coalition,” Maimane boasted.
We can recall that the Maimane-led party kept their words, as promised ahead of the municipal election. Prior to the election, the DA vowed to turn the table against the ANC – and of course, they did. The opposition party displaced the ANC in three metropolitans, which include Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Johannesburg.
Statistically, the blue block earned 26.9% of the total vote in the municipal election. The ANC went ahead of them with 53.9% while the EFF trailed behind them with 8.2%.
Moving forward, Maimane, the first black leader of the DA, disclosed that the DA plans to erect an election campaign house in Gauteng; where the party’s election campaign team will be housed.
The politician also confirmed that he would be embarking on a national tour to all DA-run municipalities this week. He said the “back-to-the-people tour ” was okayed by DA federal council during its last sitting.
On ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu’s scathing attack on Zuma, Maimane urged the chief whip to practically show that he is fed up with Zuma by voting against him in another vote of no confidence.
Mmusi Maimane has been DA leader since 10 May 2015. He became a national figure in 2011, when he was elected DA’s Johannesburg mayoral candidate in the 2011 municipal elections.