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Zuma is not the only problem - Maimane

Jan 15, 2016
Zuma is not the only problem - Maimane

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says people should not only focus on removing President Jacob Zuma, but also on voting the ANC out of power.

"People say Zuma must fall and I agree, but Zuma isn't the only problem we have," Maimane told party supporters in Pretoria on Friday.

"Zuma has many children, the likes of Sputla [Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa] in the ANC. When we say change, it must be a change to affect all. The ANC must fall, it must not only be Zuma."

Maimane was speaking at the launch of the party's "vote for change" campaign, next to a billboard that had been put up on Hamilton Street.

He told the small group that the changes people were promised in 1994 had not materialised.

"It (the ANC) had promised hope that many people were going to find opportunities, but today many more still don't have work and many more still don't have running water. Many more are still living in a South Africa that has still not delivered the dream it promised," he said.

"This is the year we take matters into our own hands. It is in our own hands to see the future we want," he said.

He called on party members to encourage their fellow South Africans to register to vote for the upcoming local government elections.