Statement of the Africa Liberal Network
Stevens Mokgalapa (MP), ALN Vice President Southern Africa
The largest political affiliation in Africa, the Africa Liberal Network, wishes every success to its South African member party, the Democratic Alliance in today’s Local Government Elections.
As a founding member of the ALN, the Democratic Alliance is well-positioned to form local governments in some of South Africa’s – and the continent’s – most important cities and towns. These include the seat of government, the City of Tshwane (Pretoria), the City of Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth), and the City of Cape Town which the DA currently governs with a majority. The ALN fully supports the DA’s bid to win in these elections and increase its popularity with South Africans ahead of national elections in 2019.
Since the party first took over the reins of government in the City of Cape Town in 2006, it has consistently governed according to the values and principles of liberal democracy. By delivering on its promises, the DA has turned around the City into a world-class model for governance, improved the lives of hundreds of thousands, and established Cape Town as a vital beacon of hope for the African continent. In government, the DA shows that it cares for South Africans, regardless of their political affiliation, race, income or any other factor.
The Africa Liberal Network looks forward to continuing to build its relationship with the DA and celebrating its success across the continent as a pillar of strength for liberalism.
Luke Akal (ALN Coordinator) +27 (0)81 481 3754