2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

Alan Winde on how he plans to make Western Cape a better place

DA premier candidate in the Western Cape, Alan Winde on Thursday said he is "cautiously optimistic" about the election results.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies on Friday, Winde is accepting early congratulations and says "it seems like a done deal".

The DA in the Western Cape is currently sitting at 54.62% which is lower than the 59% it received in the 2014 elections.

The Western Cape's final results are expected to be announced by midday on Friday.

Winde attributed this slight vote drop to the party's internal squabble with former leader Patricia de Lille, the water scarcity in the Western Cape and the emerging of other small parties.

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We can easily say this is the best-run province in South Africa but I don't think we communicate properly everything we do.

Alan Winde, MEC for community safety - Western Cape Government

Winde responded to listeners questions on how the DA plans to change things and learn from its past mistakes.

This government doesn't give, but it creates the environment to get things done and we are going to get everyone around the table and say let's make this a better place.

Alan Winde, MEC for community safety - Western Cape Government

I have to get to the president and say to him Mr President we have five years and I need to start working today. I need to get this place safer, trains to work and we need to work together on this.

Alan Winde, MEC for community safety - Western Cape Government

If we can't fix trains, how are we going to fix congestion and how are people going to get from point A to B as safely as possible? We have to fix the trains...

Alan Winde, MEC for community safety - Western Cape Government

Winde says his track record shows that he is good at working with other people in finding solutions to some of the crucial issues faced by South Africans.

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