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DA: ‘Govt not a place to feed off’

The DA is launching its election manifesto in Polokwane on Sunday.

The DA is launching its election manifesto in Polokwane on Sunday 23 February 2014. Picture: Alleta Gardner/EWN

POLOKWANE - Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says the party wants to end the perception that government is a place that one can feed off when elected into power.

The DA is launching its election manifesto in Polokwane on Sunday where the main focus is on eradicating corruption, creating jobs and boosting the economy.

Thousands of people wearing blue t-shirts have filled the Polokwane showgrounds.

Mazibuko says it's important for private sector businesses to be able to actively participate in the economy.

The DA further intends on making the tender committees public to ensure the best people get the tenders.

Mazibuko says the party will break down the barriers erected during apartheid.

The manifesto's main focus is on employment and how it intends on creating six million real jobs.

This manifesto is also expected to give a clear picture on what the DA's position is on affirmative action after the party voted for it in Parliament and later made a U-turn.

The party says clean governance, corruption and service delivery will also be high on the agenda.

The DA aims to save R30 billion per year by cutting corruption and firing corrupt officials.

Party leader Helen Zille says the Western Cape has the best service delivery in the country and will outline how this methodology can be implemented in the rest of the country.

The DA is the latest party this weekend to launch their election plans with the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) launching theirs on Saturday.

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