DA, EFF campaign in Western Cape

Crowds have been bussed in from communities across the Western Cape.

Seven days before South Africans head to the polls, opposition parties are campaigning for votes across the Western Cape, addressing crowds of people. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Thousands of people have gathered at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town for a Democratic Alliance (DA) rally.

This is the party's last rally in the Western Cape before the elections on 7 May.

Thousands have been bussed in from communities across the Western Cape to take part in today's rally.

The crowd sang, cheered and reached out to shake her hand as DA leader Helen Zille danced and took to the stage.

Zille says its essential that the party retains power in the province to show the rest of the country that it governs better than the ANC.

"Whether the sky is blue, cloudy, raining, we are going to keep the Western Cape blue because we have started our work in the Western Cape but there is a long way to go."

With just eleven days to go before the national elections, the DA says it's ready for victory.

Some supporters say voting the DA into power in the Western Cape five years ago is the best decision they could have made as they've finally won their fight for basic services.

Meanwhile, EFF leader Julius Malema says there's no place for gangsterism in South Africa.

He was addressing a crowd in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town earlier on Saturday.

Parts of the Cape Peninsula has been grappling with gang-related violence recently.

"We don't want you to be a victim of capitalists who are feeding you with drugs. Gangsterism does not have a home in our country. The people must reclaim the streets," said Malema.