Politicians wrap up election campaigns
By Khanyisa Tabata
14 May 2011
Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has told her party’s final election rally in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, today that every person who wants a better life for all should come out and vote for the DA in Wednesday’s local government election.
Zille says many councils hang in the balance, including the major urban centres of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Port Elizabeth. She says the DA has a chance of winning an outright majority in Cape Town.
Speaking in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, Zille told people that they don’t have to continue living in poverty, as the DA proven that it can deliver services for all.
Meanwhile the ANC will hold what it calls its “traditional victory rally, Siyanqoba,” at Johannesburg’s FNB stadium tomorrow - even before voters make their crosses.
The ruling party is expecting around 100-thousand people to descend on the stadium.
President Jacob Zuma and other dignitaries’ addresses will be beamed to provincial Siyanqoba rallies in Cape Town, Mangaung and Pietermaritzburg.