Cape Town – The mayor of Umngeni local municipality and Democratic Alliance (DA) Premier candidate for KwaZulu-Natal, Christopher Pappas, has expressed his confidence in leading the province back to its former prosperity.
Pappas was officially named as the Premier candidate in the upcoming 2024 national elections by the DA leader, John Steenhuisen, in front of Durban City Hall on Monday.
[WATCH] The DA names Christopher Pappas as the KZN Premier candidate for the 2024 elections. #Newzroom405 pic.twitter.com/BpNDFN7A7A
— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) September 25, 2023
His primary task is to bolster electoral support in the province for the upcoming general elections.
“I feel honoured to be chosen. I will stop corruption, and I urge each and every one of you to join me in rescuing the province. Hopelessness and fear are choices, so to overcome them, we must summon our courage. Now, more than ever, it is time to be fearless and to take up responsibility to create a new future,” said Pappas.
Watch: DA KZN premier candidate Christopher Pappas speaking after he was unveiled by DA Federal leader John Steenhuisen. @dailysunsa pic.twitter.com/4tho0Z73Sl
— Jabulani Langa (@JabulaniL2023) September 25, 2023
If elected, the 32-year-old mayor will become the youngest premier in the province since 1994.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu