DA thanks Tshwane supporters for election win

Mmusi Maimane thanked his supporters in Tshwane for making his party the biggest in the capital.

A DA rally at Freedom Park in Pretoria on 9 August. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Thousands of Democratic Alliance (DA) members have gathered at Freedom Park in Pretoria where the party is holding a mass rally to thank the people of Tshwane for their votes.

It's a celebratory mood at the venue where DA supporters have filled the amphitheatre.

Supporters are wearing party regalia and are singing and cheering while being entertained by musicians.

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane says his party will not enter into a coalition with any party that doesn't have interest of the poor at heart.

The DA secured 43.1% of the vote in the metro, while the ANC got around 41%.

Maimane thanked his supporters in Tshwane for making the DA the biggest party in the capital.

"Democracy is the winner at the end of the day and I want to thank each and every South African who voted for the DA in these elections."

Maimane has made it clear that while the DA needs other parties in order to form a government, it will not be with the ANC.

"And in fact they want to take us backwards and they have corruption, that's why we can't work with them."

The DA has promised the people if Tshwane that better service delivery has arrived in the metro.

#DArally DA leader Mmusi Maimane arrives with Tshwane mayoral candidate Solly Msimanga. TK pic.twitter.com/I8da92jF2t