No Other Party Can Out-Shine DA-Run Midvaal Municipality – Maimane


Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane has boasted that the party has lived up to expectation in Midvaal Municipality.

He however urged DA leaders in Midvaal to increase the level of employment in the municipality.

Speaking to a group of about 100 supporters near the Sicelo Stadium in Meyerton during an election campaign stop on Monday, Maimane said the DA-run municipality is yet to impress him, despite being rated the “best” municipality in Gauteng.

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Maimane’s overwhelming supporters were also to ignore those wearing berets and yellow T-shirts because they are liars. He said the DA has done more to better the lives of the people of Midvaal than any party before.

Mixed Reactions Trail DA’s Campaign In Midvaal

While the door-to-door campaign lasted, DA voters in Meyerton’s majority ANC ward 10, poured out their feelings to Maimane, Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi.

A resident, Nthabeleng Paki, 29, affirmed she would vote for the opposition party because she hopes to get a job if the party wins.

Another resident, Paballo Qophe, 26, also promised the DA because she believes the party would change the lives of people. She disclosed the DA is the only party campaigning with its supporters from all wards, as the ANC, who campaigned in the same municipality did so with outsiders.

Nolwando Mhlekwa, 36, also praised the opposition party for performing wonderfully in the municipality since 2011. She said: “They are doing a good job already, their services are always exciting”.

However, an ANC supporter, who was spotted during the campaigned vowed to vote for the yellow party.

Constance Hadebe, 37 said: “I don’t like the DA, I like the ANC.”

Another ANC supporter alleged that the DA has the features of apartheid. 47-year-old Selina Mbambo, vowed not to give up on the ANC.

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Midvaal has been a DA-run municipality since 2011. The party launched its manifesto for the upcoming elections in Sicelo six weeks ago. Its visit to the area on Monday is coming three weeks before August 3 elections.