The top leadership of the Democratic Alliance visited Kouga over the past week, with large crowds being drawn to all the events held in Hankey, Humansdorp and St Francis Bay.
Mmusi Maimane kicked things off with a massive street meeting in Hankey, which was attended by around 750 people last Wednesday.
Maimane spoke about corruption that has spread like a cancer in South Africa and starts from the very top of the national government.
“South Africa cannot afford to pay R 250 million for a house for one person, nor can we afford to pay R 4 billion for an air plane for one person.
It’s time for change in South Africa and that change must begin on 3 August in the 2016 election right here in Hankey,” said Maimane to an appreciative crowd.
John Moodey, the leader of the DA in Gauteng spoke to about 300 people in a packed hall at Kruisfontein Civic in the evening.
“We have experienced nothing but disappointment since 1994 and its time to vote in a new government in Kouga, in Nelson Mandela Bay and in Johannesburg,” said Moodey.
The DA held its provincial council meeting in Cape St Francis over the weekend, with Helen Zille being the key speaker.
Zille then went to Sea Vista for a public meeting, which was crammed, despite the cold and chilly weather conditions.
Zille spoke about the changes that the DA have brought to Cape Town, where over 60 % of the budget is allocated to uplifting the lives of the most vulnerable of the citizens of Cape Town.
“It is unacceptable that the people of Sea Vista must live in the conditions they are living in at present. The DA has proven in the Western Cape that we can turn things around and we will do the same in Kouga after 3 August,” said Helen.
Zille then attended a public meeting in Joubertina, together with DA Mayoral candidate in Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip.
The meeting was once again packed with DA supporters, who enthusiastically engaged with both Zille and Trollip.