Vote for change that will stop corruption

Nelson Mandela was ‘Accused number 1’ because his name was first on the charge sheet at the Rivonia trial.

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In the context of the struggle against apartheid, this was a badge of honour.

Today, the ANC is again led by ‘Accused number 1’. But this time, it has nothing to do with a noble and selfless struggle.

It is because Jacob Zuma is the biggest beneficiary of the R70 billion arms deal, and stands accused on 783 counts of corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering.

In the context of the struggle to liberate our people from poverty, corruption is unforgiveable. Because corruption makes poor people poorer.”

We cannot contemplate the allocation of public money to the Presidency until the Presidency is headed up by an honourable man.

Every cent of public money spent on his household, his wives, his security, his travel, his home improvements and his legal defence is for this man’s enrichment.

The DA will not be complicit in this.

We will not sign off a Presidency budget that saw R110 million wasted on an Arms Deal whitewash.

We will not sign off on a Presidency budget that has spent R45 million of public money – the equivalent of 375 RDP houses – on legal fees since 2009 to fight President Zuma’s battles in court.

We will not sign off on a Presidency budget when that president refuses to take responsibility for his actions.

The ANC has changed. It is no longer the party of Nelson Mandela.

It is taking South Africa in the wrong direction.

Vote DA for CHANGE that will move South Africa forward again.

This is CHANGE that will stop corruption, deliver better services, and create jobs.

Mmusi Maimane

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