Political parties debate in Mitchells Plain

Representatives of 11 political parties debated ahead of next week's elections.

Representatives from the ANC, DA, EFF, ACDP and Patriotic Alliance were on the panel of this morning’s roundtable at the Lentegeur Civic Centre.

CAPE TOWN - Exactly a week before the elections, representatives of 11 political parties held a public debate in Mitchells Plain.

Representatives from the African National Congress ( ANC), Democratic Alliance ( DA), Economic Freedom Fighters ( EFF), African Christian Democratic Party ( ACDP) and Patriotic Alliance were on the panel of this morning's roundtable at the Lentegeur Civic Centre.

The DA's Ivan Meyer says this year's election is about providing good governance.

"People want change. In 1994 they wanted change. 20 years later, people want change and that change must happen."

The ACDP's Ferlon Christians told the crowd the party offered trustworthy leadership.

"If you're corrupt, you must go. If you cannot be trusted, you must go. The ACDP will bring corruption to the book ."

Jeremiah Tuisman says voting for the ANC would ensure a continuation of a better life for all.

"A better life has been delayed in the Western Cape, because if you are not white you do not get a better life."