More than 500 delegates attended the provincial congress of the DA Eastern Cape in Jeffreys Bay this weekend.
The congress was attended by Helen Zille, Mmusi Maimane as well as the leader of the DA in the Eastern Cape, Athol Trollip.
“Our collective election result in 2014 makes this Congress an occasion for a great celebration of moving forward to putting the DA in Government in the Eastern Cape,” said Trollip.
“We will also welcome some of our retired stalwarts who will grace this Congress with their presence.
Our tribute to them through the ongoing journey to a DA-governed province is measured against their own selfless service and unprecedented commitment made for us and future generations.
We also express gratitude towards public representatives, staff and activists of Kouga for receiving us in their beautiful municipality.
Through unrelenting effort and dedicated political activity, the DA in Kouga has been able to bring the ANC below 50% in the past election.
This will certainly pave the way for us regaining the municipality in 2016 and making it blue again,” concluded Trollip.