Mmusi Maimane, the leader of South Africa’s official opposition, is set to meet his Eastern Cape leadership in a visit to the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality on Saturday.
The visit aims to address the ailing metro’s job crisis, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday.
The meeting, which will take place in Kwazakhele, follows a month long #DAforjobs campaign launched in Johannesburg on Thursday.
“With a youth unemployment rate of approximately 47.3 percent, this metro’s young people are at a crossroads, many of whom turn to crime and gangsterism out of utter desperation,” the party said in a statement.
Maimane will be accompanied by DA Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral candidate Athol Trollip and Ngqura constituency leader Nqaba Bhanga.
The three are expected to meet with unemployed youths, informal traders and other residents near Njoli Square to assess the impact that unemployment is having on vulnerable communities.