‘DA will hold a referendum on e-tolls’

The DA says it will hold a referendum on e-tolls if it wins power on Wednesday.

The Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg, filled with thousands of Democratic Alliance supporters at the party’s final election rally, 3 May 2014. Picture: Stephen Grootes/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance ( DA) says it will be able to create six million jobs and hold a referendum on e-tolls if it wins power on Wednesday.

It has held the final rally of its campaign.

DA leader Helen Zille says the country is about to change.

"On 7 May, the 'blue-nami' is coming to South Africa."

The party's Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says the party will focus on jobs.

"Right now in Gauteng, we have a government that is working against entrepreneurs."

He also says e-tolls are killing jobs.


Meanwhile, an Economic Freedom Fighters ( EFF) supporter who showed up at the Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement rally has been attacked by the crowd of mostly ANC supporters.

Ses'khona hosted its official launch in Lwandle near Strand, claiming its application to hold the event at the Cape Town stadium had been rejected.

More than 200 buses were hired to transport people from various informal settlements to the venue.

Hundreds of buses, taxis and cars are parked in the vicinity of the stadium for the official launch of the Ses'khona Peoples Rights Movement.

There was a jovial mood with people wearing yellow Ses'khona and ANC T-Shirts, singing and dancing while others listened attentively to the speakers on stage.

Ses'khona says it had no other choice but to hold its launch here, claiming it has been refused permission to host the event at the Cape Town Stadium.

The organisation, which has been spearheading a fight for land, housing and proper sanitation for people living in informal settlements, says it's hopeful national government will make property available within the province.