DA launches election manifesto in Polokwane

The Democratic Alliance is the third party to launch its election manifesto this weekend.

FILE: The Democratic Alliance is the third party to launch its election manifesto this weekend. Picture: Sapa.

POLOKWANE - The Democratic Alliance (DA) is launching its election manifesto in Polokwane on Sunday with job creation and the economy expected to top the agenda.

The party is expected to also focus on how to eradicate corruption, establish clean governance and deliver better services to the poor.

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.

The DA says its manifesto will outline how it intends to grow the economy by eight percent and create six million jobs if it wins the national elections in May.

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.