Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says South Africa needs a government that will take the country forward and tackle service delivery challenges head-on.
He was addressing party members at a rally held at Msobomvu Community Hall in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape.
As the 2016 Local Government Elections draws nearer, the DA is embarking on an aggressive recruitment campaign to increase its membership, especially in the rural areas.
Party leader Mmusi Maimane, flanked by provincial leadership that included Chairperson Veliswa Mvenya interacted with communities in Butterworth and Queenstown on Saturday.
Maimane told party members who filled the Msobomvu Community Hall to capacity that the country is not safe in President Jacob Zuma’s hands and needs a change of government.
He emphasised that corruption and joblessness in the country are getting worse by the day.
“The ANC has long forgotten about the people of this country. Our key message today is that we must build a country built on values of freedom, fairness and opportunity. That South Africans must know what true freedom is, and that while President Zuma says the ANC is number one and the country is number two, we are here to say no it will always be South Africa