BREAKING: Ghaleb Cachalia, son of struggle stalwarts Amina & Yusuf Cachalia has been unveiled as the DA’s Ekurhuleni mayoral candidate.

Ghaleb DA

“Throughout my life, I believed the ANC embodied these values. It was where I put my faith for a better life for all South Africans. It was the party that enshrined my values when Nelson Mandela signed our constitution into law in 1996.

But sadly, after 22 years of ANC government, we have been betrayed. The ANC has changed, and the ANC of Jacob Zuma is not the ANC of Nelson Mandela.

I accept this DA nomination, not just because I’m leaving the ANC, but because the ANC has left me.

The time has come for change and the DA is the vehicle to deliver that change.”

– Ghaleb Cachalia

Erias Lukwago Statement and his campaign is Prematurely Suspended (Youtube-Clip)

Lukwago 30.11.15

In pursuit of a just cause, we shall not be deterred by the apparently skewed and hostile political terrain. Obviously, we shall encounter numerous hurdles along the way but they are not insurmountable. A new program for the launch of our campaign platform will be rolled out in the course of next week. In the meantime, all my campaign programmes will remain suspended in protest against the illegal and nefarious conduct of the police. I will always be grateful for your unwavering support.#Omuloodi Waali.

Press Statement – #Battleground Tshwane: ANC’s violent disruption of the launch of DA’s Mayoral Campaign (24.10.2015)

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Yesterday ANC supporters violently disrupted the DA’s preparation for the launch of the DA’s Tshwane Mayoral Campaign in Solomon Mahlangu Square.

Late in the afternoon ANC supporters physically attacked DA supporters and staff members, who have subsequently been taken to hospital for treatment.

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This grouping had – prior to the attack on the DA – attended a function hosted by the Mayor of Tshwane, who is as a result culpable in these events.

The ANC’s violent actions yesterday are the clearest indication yet that they can lose Tshwane and that the DA can win in next year’s local government election.

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As a result of this violent attack, much of the equipment that was to be used at the launch was destroyed. For practical reasons, we will therefore be launching Solly Msimanga’s Campaign for Mayor of Tshwane on Sunday, 25 October 2015.

DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey, and DA Candidate for Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, will today brief the media on the details of the violence that took place; the criminal charges and multi-million rand civil actions that we will pursue; the complaint which has been made with the Independent Electoral Commission; and the formal Complaint which has been laid with the Mayor of Tshwane.

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The DA will not be intimidated by the ANC’s violence. We remain steadfast to bring the change that Tshwane so desperately needs.

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