DA takes to the streets on jobs ticket

Senior Democratic Alliance members, including party leader Mmusi Maimane, led the procession. (Pictures: Delwyn Verasamy, MG)

Senior Democratic Alliance members, including party leader Mmusi Maimane, led the procession. (Pictures: Delwyn Verasamy, MG)

A sea of blue made its way through the streets of Johannesburg on Wednesday morning as Democratic Alliance supporters marched for jobs. 

A plane flew overhead pulling a DA banner with the message “Together for jobs”.  

Senior DA members led the procession, which began at the Westgate transport hub. When party leader Mmusi Maimane arrived, he danced and high-fived with some of the marchers.

A camera suspended on a wire moved over the heads of marchers as they held aloft placards with slogans like “DA for jobs” and “Vote for change”. Maimane read from cue cards while looking into a camera. 

Some people danced and sang struggle songs. Others made their displeasure with President Jacob Zuma clear by singing “fokof Zuma”. Some women said they were taking part in the march because they wanted to see their children getting jobs and helping their families. 

The thousands ranged from youngsters in their 20s to adults in their 50s and 60s. As the crowd make its way through the streets, people came out of office buildings to witness the spectacle. – News24

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