Cape Town – The leader of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA), John Steenhuisen, says the Western Cape, under DA governance, is the best-run regional government on the entire African continent.
He was speaking during his address to attendees at the party’s Western Cape elective conference on Saturday, during which elections for crucial positions within the organisation took place.
“After nearly 15 years of uninterrupted DA good governance, there is no doubt that the Western Cape is, by an enormous margin, the best-run province in this country. As the other eight provinces have declined and collapsed under the weight of ANC misrule, DA Premier Alan Winde and his team have elevated the Western Cape to new heights.
“It would be no exaggeration to say that, thanks to the DA, the Western Cape is now the best-run regional government on the entire African continent,” The Citizen quoted Steenhuisen as saying.
Today at the DA Western Cape Provincial Congress we are reminded of the fact that after nearly 15 years of uninterrupted DA good governance, there is no doubt that the Western Cape is, by an enormous margin, the best-run province in this country. 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/RlZebrbchb
— John Steenhuisen MP (@jsteenhuisen) November 11, 2023
The party elected Tertuis Simmers as its leader in the Western Cape, a position crucial as the party prepares for the 2024 elections.
Simmers, the infrastructure MEC, won against Bonginkosi Madikizela at the party’s provincial congress in Cape Town.
[BREAKING NEWS] Tertuis Simmers beats Bonginkosi Madikizela to be elected new Democratic Alliance Western Cape leader.
Tune into #Newzroom405 for more details. pic.twitter.com/RKZep0uhUH
— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) November 11, 2023
Steenhuisen warned against smaller parties aligning with the African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), stating that such coalitions could lead to looting and a decline in the Western Cape’s progress.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu