Mmusi Maimane was speaking outside the Gupta compound in Saxonworld where he led supporters in a march against state capture.
JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has called on South Africans to join his party to fight corruption in both the public and private sectors.
Maimane was speaking outside the Gupta compound in Saxonworld where he led supporters in a march against state capture.
The DA leader says they decided to march near the family's house because it’s the headquarters of corruption.
“We are united against corruption in both public and private sector. And when those two interests collide, you end up with a country that loses out. We are here to demand freedom for all. South Africa deserves better, it deserves a better leadership and it is all that we are simply here to call for.”
Maimane has defended his party's decision to take their march against state capture to the Gupta family's home, saying the compound is not just a house but the headquarters of corruption.
But the DA leader has previously criticised groups who marched to other private homes.
In June last year, a group of Equal Education protesters marched to the house of the Western Cape Education ME, calling for safer schools.
At the time, Maimane tweeted: "I find these actions outrageous and dangerous. Whatever the issue, marching to someone’s house is wrong and dangerous.”
“Ministers line up here, the president lines up here. When the Guptas call, the ANC’s responds. We are here to say you are going to jail.”
The party also previously marched to President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla.