DA supporters at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg ahead of the launch of the party's 2019 elections manifesto. Picture: Getrude Makhafola/African News Agency (ANA)
DA supporters at the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg ahead of the launch of the party's 2019 elections manifesto. Picture: Getrude Makhafola/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Getrude Makhafola/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Getrude Makhafola/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Getrude Makhafola/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Getrude Makhafola/African News Agency (ANA)
DA MP Phumzile van Damme. Photo: ANA/Getrude Makhafola
DA MP Phumzile van Damme. Photo: ANA/Getrude Makhafola
DA spokesman Solly Malatsi. Photo: ANA/Getrude Makhafola
DA spokesman Solly Malatsi. Photo: ANA/Getrude Makhafola
DA Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela. Photo: ANA/Getrude Makhafola
DA Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela. Photo: ANA/Getrude Makhafola
Picture: Getrude Makhafola/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Getrude Makhafola/African News Agency (ANA)

Johannesburg - Democratic Alliance supporters and VIPs have started streaming into the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg ahead of the party's 2019 elections manifesto launch on Saturday.

Earlier, the DA said its ''Manifesto for Change'' was a culmination of consulting South Africans and its party structures at all levels.

''We are the only party to grow in every democratic election cycle, and we are confident that we will continue in this direction. Our Manifesto for Change is not just words on paper, it is a practical programme of action which outlines the change we will bring after the 2019 general elections and the change we have brought over the past 13 years in government,'' DA Gauteng leader John Moodey said on Friday.

The manifesto would outline the DA's plans on the economy, jobs, the public service, education, healthcare, issues facing women, land, economic and structural redress, the arts, science and technology, and state-owned enterprises. 

The 30 000 capacity stadium would be ''painted in blue". "Our members and supporters in Gauteng will fill the stadium, and we look forward to also welcoming our activists from Limpopo, Free State, Mpumalanga, and the North West, where we have been mobilising. We are certain that we fill the stadium, so much so that we have made provision for an overflow area,'' Moodey said.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane would be the main speaker and present the manifesto. Musicians, such as TDK Macasette, Ricky Rick, Moonchild, Kurt Darren, and Soweto's Finest, would entertain the crowds. 

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