DA confident ahead of manifesto launch in Gauteng

Athol Trollip says he’s confident the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg will be filled with DA supporters.

The DA says it is expecting over 20,000 people to attend its manifesto launch on 23 April 2016. Picture: Ziyanda Ngcobo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is confident it will win the three major cities in Gauteng, including Tshwane, Johannesburg and the city of Ekurhuleni.

The party held a media briefing this afternoon as a build up to its manifesto launch tomorrow.

The DA's Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral candidate Athol Trollip says tomorrow will be a historical event.

He says he is confident the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg will be filled with DA supporters.

Trollip says his party has consistently increased its votes and he's confident it will win over some of the big metros.

"The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is the metro where the African National Congress has been brought below 50 percent; Tshwane is very vulnerable and so is the City of Johannesburg."

He says they are expecting over 20,000 people at the manifesto launch.

Trollip says the poor attendance at the ANC's manifesto launch last weekend is a sign that voters are fed up with empty promises.

"The empty stadium at Nelson Mandela Bay is a reflection of people across society who have had enough of empty promises."

He says tomorrow its leader, Mmusi Maimane, will flesh out a plan to create jobs, stop corruption and deliver quality services.

Trollip adds that there was much consultation held to formulate its manifesto.