Maimane believes citizens can vote for “the coalition of corruption” of the EFF and ANC or the DA’s “agenda for change” in the 2019 national general elections.
The party wants to tackle corruption‚ job creation‚ fixing the police‚ securing the borders and improve service delivery.
“No country in the world can afford to not secure their borders precisely because uncontrolled immigration violates the rights of both nationals of a given country and those foreign nationals who seek to be legally recognised‚” Maimane said.
“In our country‚ our borders are porous while the SA Defence Force (SANDF) is ill-equipped to perform their basic function of protecting our points of entry.”
He blamed the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for not knowing how many people enter the country.
“That has profound consequences on the efforts against cross-border crime such as human and drug trafficking‚ stock theft as well on the provision of basic services to our people – as local and provincial governments are forced to plan and budget for service provision without the most basic of information.”