Zille, Maimane campaign in Soweto

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The advert in question shows the DAs Gauteng premier candidate and spokesman, Mmusi Maimane, standing in front of a mirror talking about the current state of the country. File photo: Bongiwe Mchunu

Johannesburg - DA leader Helen Zille and DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane held a door-to-door election campaign in Jabulani, Soweto, south of Johannesburg, on Thursday.

Dozens of Democratic Alliance supporters wearing blue T-shirts bearing the party's logo followed their leaders through the streets.

A handful of bemused residents looked on.

They visited a woman, who had her leg in a plaster cast, in her bed.

At another house, Zille cradled a small child on her lap as she listened to a woman's concerns.

She introduced Maimane to the woman, saying “You can make us [the DA] come to Soweto by voting for Mmusi”.

The woman told them her children did not have jobs and Maimane encouraged her to vote DA.

At the next house, Zille and Maimane greeted Bongilile Khumalo and her husband, who were sitting on the stoep.

Zille cooed over the baby Khumalo was holding and asked permission to hold her.

She cuddled the baby as Khumalo told her that her children were unable to find jobs and complained about housing.

Khumalo's daughter said after the DA left the house that they had promised to fix these issues, if the DA won Gauteng in the elections.

“They promised, but we don't believe them.”

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