DA to jail corrupt government officials if elected to power

Democratic Alliance's Team One South Africa was unveiled at the party's rally held at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown. Photo:Thabo Jobo

 

The Democratic Alliance (DA) promises to jail corrupt officials within government if elected to power in the national general elections in 2019.

DA party leader and presidential candidate, Mmusi Maimane, said they will not let corrupt officials serve in their government at their campaign rally held at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown.

Read: #ICYMI: DA members gather to support Herman Mashaba

Maimane said, if they are elected to govern South Africa, any government official found to be corrupt will be prosecuted and jailed. “As DA, we will ensure that anyone found to have committed corruption within government will be sentenced to 15 years.

“Corruption has become normal in the now government but we haven’t seen accountability for their actions. We have a state capture issue but no one has been held accountable but instead, people are being promoted to even higher positions.”

Maimane blamed indifferences, impunity and greed as the main problems that got this country where it is today. “Some have too much while others have too little…I don’t know about you but I want to fix this government and this South Africa as well.”

Read: Mashaba: ANC celebrates former MMC’s acquittal too early

The presidential candidate blamed ANC for the ‘economic mess’ that the country is facing today saying a new government is needed to save South Africa. Meanwhile, the party also launched its ‘Team One South Africa’ which include premier candidates who will take their campaigns across the country to galvanise citizens to vote for the party next year.

The candidates are as follows:

  • James Sithole for Mpumalanga
  • Andrew Louw for Northern Cape
  • Zwakele Mncwango for KwaZulu-Natal
  • Joe Mcdluwa for North West
  • Jacques Smalle for Limpopo
  • Patricia Kopane for Free State
  • Alan Winde for Western Cape
  • Nqaba Banga for Eastern Cape
  • Solly Msimanga for Gauteng.

Maimane said the premier candidates will work with other party leaders from the national, provincial and the municipal level to drive their message to the voters until the elections next year.

He spoke about service delivery issues citing water, housing, electricity and crime as the main issues that affect communities and said as DA, they will ensure better services delivery for all.

Details: Marshalle Frederiks 081 834 0792.

Do you think the DA is capable of ensuring a prosperous South Africa? Tell us by posting in the North Eastern Tribune Facebook page.

  AUTHOR
Thabo Jobo
Journalist

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Recommended Story x
ANC accuse Herman Mashaba of R11m corruption

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
CLICK HERETo view an example of our newsletter

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: