DA says its lists have 'ideal' candidates to serve SA
The party, which is currently the official opposition to the governing ANC, released its lists on Saturday.
JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance (DA) is the latest political party to claim its list of candidates for Parliament and provincial legislatures are the most representative of the country’s demographics.
The party, which is currently the official opposition to the governing African National Congress (ANC), released its lits on Saturday.
Leader Mmusi Maimane told journalists this week that the DA delayed its release to allow candidates space to discuss their nominations with their employers.
The ANC followed suit on Friday.
With just 52 days left before the elections, the DA said its candidates were ideal to serve South Africans because they had undergone rigorous training and a series of competency tests.
DA federal chairperson James Selfe, whose name also appeared, told Eyewitness News that their lists were the most diverse among all political parties.
“We really do believe that we managed to get the best and the most credible candidates to serve the voters of South Africa.”
Similar claims have been made by the EFF and the ANC.
The governing party had received the most criticism from the public for including on its list individuals who have been tainted by scandal while serving as ministers.
The IEC was expected to publish a full list of candidates of all parties contesting elections next week.