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South African Opposition Leader Steenhuisen: "Help is on the Way"

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Mbeki edmond

May 26, 2024

The DA has allied with smaller parties, including the Zulu nationalist Inkatha Freedom Party

Highlighting the DA's track record, Steenhuisen called on voters to close the ANC chapter marked by "unemployment, corruption, and misrule" and to start a new one. Polls suggest the ANC might lose its parliamentary majority, a historic shift since Nelson Mandela's election in 1994 ended apartheid.
John Steenhuisen, leader of South Africa's largest opposition party

In a fervent appeal to voters just days before a pivotal election, John Steenhuisen, leader of South Africa's largest opposition party, urged citizens to support the Democratic Alliance (DA). As the election on May 29 approaches, there is a growing possibility that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) may lose its majority for the first time.


Addressing supporters dressed in the party's blue colors, Steenhuisen emphasized that the DA delivers tangible results, not empty promises.

"Unlike other parties, the DA doesn’t promise what we will do one day.

We show you what we are already doing today,

" he said. The DA governs the Western Cape province, which includes the popular tourist destination of Cape Town.

Highlighting the DA's track record, Steenhuisen called on voters to close the ANC chapter marked by "unemployment, corruption, and misrule" and to start a new one. Polls suggest the ANC might lose its parliamentary majority, a historic shift since Nelson Mandela's election in 1994 ended apartheid.


Also read:South Africa's Ramaphosa Vows to 'Do Better' as Election Nears


The DA has allied with smaller parties, including the Zulu nationalist Inkatha Freedom Party and ActionSA, led by a former Johannesburg mayor, to secure over 50% of the vote needed to form a government.

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