Maimane: DA will be governing other municipalities by 2016
The DA Parliamentary head announced this morning he's running for the top post as the party's leader.
CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance's Parliamentary Leader, Mmusi Maimane says he believes the party will be governing other municipalities by 2016.
Maimane addressed hundreds of delegates from across the Western Cape at the party's Provincial Congress, which is being held in Goodwood, Cape Town today.
Earlier today, the DA Parliamentary leader confirmed he'd be running for the position of the party's national leader.
I'm committed to the people of South Africa. If elected, it will be a privilege to serve as leader of the DA, to build a non racial SA.— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) April 18, 2015
LISTEN as DA Parliamentary Leader Mmusi Maimane announces his intention to campaign for Helen Zille's spot as leader of the official opposition party.
This follows last Sunday's announcement by current party leader Helen Zille that she will not be standing for another term.
Hundreds of people rose to their feet and wildly applauded Maimane as he addressed the crowd, with loud sounds of support directed at him as he told the crowd he'll be putting his name forward as the candidate to lead the DA.
"My first duty is to see how we can take the DA outside of the Western Cape, put it in various places, making stronger presence in Gauteng."
Local government MEC Anton Bredell told Maimane he has support of the Western Cape behind him.
I'm deeply humbled by the reception of the WC congress. I wish so much that we could stay longer but have an address in Lenasia. See u soon— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) April 18, 2015
Maimane says he's confident in his ability to grow the party is other parts of the country.