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DA launches local election manifesto for the first time

702’s Stephen Grootes speaks to the Democratic Alliance's national spokesperson Phumzile van Damme about the election manifesto launch.

CAPE TOWN - On Saturday, the Democratic Alliance launched its local government election manifesto at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg.

The party is eyeing three metros, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg and Tshwane.

But what makes the party's manifesto different from the ANC's and why was the mayoral candidate for Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, not present at the launch?

A media report also suggests that the party met with former Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi about a coalition.

Listen to the Soundcloud above as Stephen Grootes interviews Democratic Alliance National Spokesperson, Phumzile van Damme.

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