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daANA reports that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Friday promised the youth jobs in Diepsloot north of Johannesburg – but only if they voted for his party and it won the elections in May.  

He was accompanied on his visit by DA Gauteng premier candidate Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga and Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba.  The DA leaders engaged with about 50 youngsters at the recently launched Diepsloot Opportunity Centre.  Maimane said the opportunity centre in the area was a symbol of what the DA could do for the people of the province and the country.  He claimed that of all the jobs that were created in SA last year, more than 60% of them were created in areas where the DA governed.  Although the visit was largely peaceful, there was an altercation between DA leaders and the ANC ward councillor Matlale Mphahlele, who was visibly annoyed that Maimane and his colleagues visited the centre in Diepsloot Ward 95 without informing her beforehand.

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