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'It's time for change': Maimane slams government corruption

The DA leader is the keynote speaker at the party's Western Cape elective congress underway in Goodwood.

FILE: Mmusi Maimane, leader of South Africa's main opposition Democratic Alliance. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN – Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has slammed corruption in government, saying the DA poses alternative leadership for the country.

Maimane is the keynote speaker at the party's Western Cape elective congress underway in Goodwood.

Nearly 1,000 delegates have registered to vote for the party's Western Cape leadership today.

Following an electricity malfunction, leaving the venue’s sound system out of order, Maimane took to the podium amid loud cheers from the audience.

He made use of the opportunity to highlight the debilitating effects that corruption is having on the lives of ordinary South Africans.

“Too many people are not able to find food and too many people are living in absolute poverty as they watch politicians become wealthier.”

Maimane is urging members to protect the values of the party.

“When you are elected in the DA, check your ego somewhere else.”

The voting process will get underway shortly.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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