DA leader celebrates youth day in the province
The Democratic Alliance today celebrated youth day at the University of Fort Hare's Alice campus. Party leader Mmusi Maimane addressed hundreds of students from the university which is governed by the party's student wing DASO.
He called on DASO members to ensure that the legacy of the over 100 years old university was kept alive, saying the university was a mine of great leaders .
"The students of this university have rejected the system that seeked to undermine the gains of the works and sacrifices leaders that came from this institution made," said Maimane.
The opposition party leader also touched on the thorny land issue, saying that he rejects the calls for the government to own land, but wanted a system that would ensure that every South African had a tittle deed .
" I totally reject the idea that the state must own land, but I would rather see a system that will ensure that each household has a little deed," he said .
Maimane further said title deeds can be used by the people to source funds for other needs such as education.
" I stand before you with two masters degrees not because I was the brightest child, but because my parents went to the bank and mortgaged their house," said Maimane...