Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to promptly announce the election date, citing concerns about the impact of delays on party preparations. DA Federal chairperson Ivan Meyer emphasized their readiness to launch their manifesto at the Union Buildings on Saturday, asserting that the delay in announcing the election date was hindering the plans of various parties.

Meyer clarified that their manifesto was not just a collection of election promises but contained concrete proposals aimed at rescuing the country. While Ramaphosa assured that he would announce the election date soon, the DA urged for immediate action, emphasizing that further delays would adversely affect preparations for all parties involved.

The DA’s manifesto launch, scheduled to take place after a march from Church Square to the Union Buildings, is considered a pivotal event that will set the tone for the upcoming elections. DA leader John Steenhuisen is set to deliver the keynote address on the Union Buildings’ lawns during the launch.

Meyer highlighted the comprehensive nature of the DA’s manifesto, describing it as a meticulously researched, data-driven plan addressing the nation’s current crises. Covering issues such as wasteful spending, the electricity crisis, education investment, and economic growth, the manifesto outlines practical solutions, according to Meyer.

With over 350 parties expected to contest the elections, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) anticipates long ballot papers due to the large number of participating parties. As anticipation builds, the DA remains steadfast in its call for Ramaphosa to announce the election date promptly to ensure a smooth electoral process.

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