GEORGE NEWS - Alan Winde, DA Western Cape premier candidate, is optimistic that the party will retain the political power in the province. He visited Thembalethu in George on Friday afternoon, accompanied by DA Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela; Tertuis Simmers, a member of the Western Cape legislature; Melvin Naik, the mayor of George and members of the George Municipal Council and the Garden Route District Municipality.
"There is a blue 'gees' here," Winde said when he was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd.
Talking to the George Herald about his experiences on the campaign trail the past months, he said the biggest challenge is definitely poverty. That is all over South Africa. "I saw a lot of tears during this campaign. There are people who don't have food on the table." He said in the Western Cape the unemployment rate is the lowest and this is probably why people from other provinces come to the Western Cape.
"There is never an easy campaign," he said, but still he was optimistic that the DA will increase its support amongst black voters.
Madikizela said he is positive as the DA has worked hard the last few months and better services are being delivered under DA governments. "We know we are going to retain the Western Cape with an outright majority. We are here to make sure that we increase our support in areas like Thembalethu."
He said the biggest challenge for the DA the last few months was internally, but that has been dealt with and the DA has moved on.
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