Building an African liberal agenda

We don’t need a new dawn. We need a plan to put millions of people in jobs. We need a plan to fight drug abuse and gangs in our towns and cities. We need a plan to shore up our borders and curb illegal immigration. We need a plan that gives people ownership of their land, and then protects the property rights of all South Africans. But most of all we need a plan to break down the walls that this government has erected between the insiders and the outsiders in our society.

This is an edited version of a speech delivered by Mmusi Maimane at the opening of DA Federal Congress underway in Pretoria on Saturday. At points he went off script.

Democrats, I want to thank you all for making the journey to be here this weekend. You have made great sacrifices and travelled hundreds of kilometres to be…

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