Mr Speaker, I stand before you as a proud DA constituency MP of Mitchells Plain, which is now entirely blue! [Applause] Yesterday, Mr Speaker, the DA took the last remaining ANC wards in Mitchells Plain - including Philippi, Heinz Park and New Woodlands - with a 52,4% win. This is the very first time that we have won the seat.
The message, Mr Speaker, is clear today to the ANC that its ungovernability campaign in the Western Cape has backfired. [Applause]. The more they promote ungovernability in the Western Cape, the more votes we get. It's a fairly simple calculation.
Also, in Ward 13, Polokwane, the DA grew its share of the vote from 4,93% in the 2011 local government election to 17,31% in yesterday's by-election. This is yet another indication that the people of Limpopo are increasingly dismissing the ANC and its looting of state coffers in that province. Also, in Ward 64, Ekurhuleni, we in the DA grew our share of the vote from 3,29% last year, to 14,92% this year. [Applause].
Members of the ANC across the board, please take note that the people of South Africa want the DA's quality service delivery and good governance, and they do not want the ANC's selfish and corrupt hegemony that caters only for insiders who are part of the tripartite alliance. They want "a better life for all", and they do not want a party interested simply in itself. Thank you. [Time expired.]