DA unveils plan for Nelson Mandela Bay, says it could be 'next Cape Town'

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen said successful towns and cities like Midvaal, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Drakenstein and Mossel Bay are all reaping the benefits of multiple consecutive terms of DA governance. He said that's what they want for Nelson Mandela Bay too.

Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen (blue jacket and light pants), Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Nqaba Bhanga and DA federal chairperson, Helen Zille (right) dance on stage at the launch of the party's election manifesto on 4 October 2021. Picture: @Our_DA/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) believes that the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has everything a city needs to prosper and could be what it calls "South Africa's next Cape Town".

On Monday, the party unveiled its local government elections manifesto for Nelson Mandela Bay. The party's Nqaba Bhanga is the current mayor and also its candidate for the November polls.

Party leader John Steenhuisen said that successful towns and cities like Midvaal, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Drakenstein and Mossel Bay were all reaping the benefits of multiple consecutive terms of DA governance.

He said that's what they wanted for Nelson Mandela Bay too.

"The Democratic Alliance launched the Nelson Mandela Bay metro's manifesto with a plan in our hand to turn Nelson Mandela Bay into the metro we know that it can be, a plan that will not only give residents of Nelson Mandela Bay the dignity that comes with dependable basic services but we'll also fling open the doors of the metro to investors, businesses and entrepreneurs," he said.

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