285 21.04.2014 DA leader Helen Zille and Free State Provincial candidate Patricia Kopane in a Rally at Seeisoville stadium in Kroonstad, to campaign for the votes at the area. Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng

DA leader Helen Zille and parliamentary member Lindiwe Mazibuko joined Free State provincial candidate Patricia Kopane at an election rally at Seeisoville stadium in Kroonstad on Monday.

The party hopes to make considerable gains in the province, with staff members saying the official opposition hoped to gain between 25 and 30 percent of the provincial vote in the Free State.