Maimane: Reject corruption, choose jobs

He was speaking during the official launch of his campaign for Gauteng premier.

The Democratic Alliance's Premier Candidate for Gauteng Mmusi Maimane at a march against e-tolling on 27 September 2013. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA)'s Mmusi Maimane has called on the people of Gauteng to reject corruption and choose jobs.

He was speaking during the official launch of his campaign for premier.

Maimane addressed hundreds of people at Soweto's Walter Sisulu square of dedication on Saturday.

He says the ANC will lose a majority of voters in next year's general elections to the DA.

"We're confident we're going to do well. We're confident the ANC will be below 60 percent and so we're working hard as many South Africans are coming on board saying it's time for change, so we're confident of that factor."

The DA held the rally, which is dubbed "Believe in Change", where Maimane outlined his plans for the province.

His spokesperson Kelly Muller believes he stands a good chance of claiming the title of premier of Gauteng.

"He definitely has a chance, he's just conducted a month long tour of Gauteng, he has gone up and down the length and the breadth of the province and he has been met and welcomed by so many different people.

"Every day more and more people are changing their political affiliation and joining the rally for change."