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Maimane: If you want freedom, you must vote for it

The DA leader says South Africans must honour the youth of 1976 by voting for his party on 3 August.

Democratic Alliance leaders marching on 16 June 2016. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says South Africans must honour the youth of 1976 by voting for the party come 3 August.

Maimane was speaking in Soweto as part of the DA's commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto youth uprising.



"How can it be that after 40 years only one in three South Africans make it to matric?"

Maimane says South Africans must entrust the DA with this mandate.

"If you want freedom, you must know that you must vote for freedom."

Earlier the DA leader led a March in Soweto, saying a DA government would honour the youth of 1976 through actions and not just words.