JOHANNESBURG: Gana throws his hat in the run to become Gauteng Premier ahead 2019 General Elections.
Following the Democratic Alliance (DA) National Congress and announcement on its aims to win Gauteng by DA leader Mmusi Maimane, DA Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) Gana Makashule said he will be in the run to become Gauteng Premier ahead 2019 General Elections on Tuesday.
“I believe that we can and know that we must win Gauteng, which is why I am availing myself to be the Gauteng Premier Candidate for the DA,” said Makashule.
Makashule was speaking yesterday at Glen Vista Country Club where he outlined his political future. He also raised the name of African National Congress (ANC) struggle icon Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as a reason to be voted for.
“I believe we have a duty to honour the legacy of Ma Winnie, the mother of the nation, who completed her marathon race last week,” said Makashule.
“Mama Winnie’s sacrifice reminds us that the world which so many now take for granted was won by struggle. It is a great source of pride to us that her struggle is so entwined with the story of this province,” he added.
Makashule said he is ready to deliver victory for the voiceless majority in Gauteng increasing job opportunities in the process.
“If I can borrow a phrase from our wonderful Herman Mashaba: ‘if Gauteng works, South Africa works’, I am to build a Gauteng that works so that South Africa can work,” he said.