Update: Thousands of DA supporters streaming into Dobsonville Stadium

It’s the final push for the opposition party to gain votes ahead of this week’s municipal election.

Thousand people are expected to arrive at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on 30 July 2016 for the Democratic Alliance closing election rally. Picture: Christ Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Thousands of DA supporters are streaming in to the Dobsonville stadium in Soweto where Provincial leader John Moody has kicked off the program, saying the party can deliver on its promises.

Thousands of people have started filling up the stadium, wearing blue DA t-shirts and waving the party's flag, calling for change.



Gauteng leader John Moody says South Africans have a choice come Election Day.

"You can either choose to continue to support high unemployment, poor service delivery and broken promises and more corruption. Or we can choose to radically and noticeably bring about change that the DA can bring."

Over 20,000 people are expected to attend the rally.

It's the final push for the opposition party to gain votes ahead of this week's municipal election.



The battle is on for the City of Johannesburg.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane campaigned in Soweto this week, while President Jacob Zuma addressed residents at the Thokoza Stadium and Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was in Eldorado Park.





The opposition party is set on winning many metros and municipalities across the country in this year's election, vowing to bring change that creates jobs.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille explains why the party has decided to hold its final rally in Soweto.

"This is the birth place of Mmusi Maimane and this is where he ran around as a young boy and we're coming to his home town today to say to the local people 'this is what you've produced as Soweto.'"

Dozens of buses have already started arriving for the rally.

The official programme is expected to kick off at 11:30.