This speech was delivered on Saturday by DA Mayoral Candidate, Athol Trollip, to the people of Nelson Mandela Bay on the Donkin Reserve, Port Elizabeth, at the launch of his Mayoral Campaign:
My fellow democrats, today marks the start of a new chapter in the history of our Metro.
A new beginning for all of us who seek change in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Change that stops corruption.
Change that starts delivery.
Change that turns the tide on the crime wave engulfing our society.
Change that creates jobs that will bring dignity and independence.
Change that sees the state of our road network improved in our Metro.
Change that makes Nelson Mandela Bay the thriving, prosperous Metro we all know it can be.
I am proud and humbled today to launch our campaign to make me the next Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay and to lead the Democratic Alliance to City Hall in next year’s local government election.
It is going to be a long road. And it’s going to be a tough journey. But it is one I am confident that we will walk together successfully.
A campaign for change, united by a shared desire for a better Nelson Mandela Bay.
Democrats, I would like to share with you today why I want to be Mayor of this beautiful Metro.
I stand here today as a white South African asking for the votes of all South Africans, of all races.
Given the history of our country, some of you might ask: How can we trust him? Some might argue that it would betray the