Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance will fight against crime and corruption, the party's Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday.
“I believe that no citizen of Gauteng should live in fear of crime,” he told DA supporters at the party's Gauteng manifesto launch and job rally.
“For every person who wants to feel safe in Gauteng, this is your fight too.”
Maimane said druglords in communities such as Eldorado Park, were operating from government housing.
“I pledge that we will evict druglords from all public property, that is our promise.”
The DA would demand three special police units including a drug squad, a gang unit and a domestic violence unit, he said.
It would also pass the Community Safety Act in Gauteng.
“This law will give us power to hold the police accountable,” said Maimane.
“We will watch over them and we will keep the police working hard and working honestly.”
He said the party would also fight against government corruption.
The DA would introduce a new ministerial handbook that would cut luxuries for all government officials.
“No more R1.3-million cars, no more credit cards, no more R500 000 swimming pools.”
Maimane said that while the African National Congress defended e-tolls and Nkandla, the DA would “stand up to fight for change”.
“The Gauteng of our future must be one where all children will grow up to be anything they want to be,” said Maimane. - Sapa