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DA confident of winning Prince Albert municipality

The DA says the current leadership has not paid attention to the high unemployment rate.

Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) believes it has garnered enough support to take Prince Albert in the upcoming local government elections.

The Karoo Gemeenskaps Party took control after the 2011 municipal elections, securing just over 50% of the votes.

Since then it has governed the small town in coalition with the African National Congress.

The Prince Albert municipality said that youth unemployment stands between 28 and 30% in the Karoo town.

DA mayoral candidate, Stoffel Botes, said that the current leadership has not paid attention to the high unemployment rate and service delivery issues.

"We are going to look into the infrastructure so that we can create a conducive environment for the investors to come in to Prince Albert so that there can be more opportunities."

The ANC is also hoping to secure an outright majority in the municipality, but Mayor Goliath Lottering, believes the KGP will win again and this time won't need a coalition with the ANC.

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