Steenhuisen spoke with Eyewitness News on Friday. In the statement Steenhuisen said:
“Life has gone too hard for many South Africans across the board who are suffering under the yolk of crime and criminality, unemployment and many instances by an uncaring government that doesn’t put its citizens’ interests first but puts politicians’ interest first.”
“I think South Africans know why we are in a bad situation and I think what South Africans are looking for is a solution and a way out of the trouble that we are in. So, the days of just pointing the finger at the ANC and saying how bad they are, without putting workable solutions on the table, are over.”
In the statement, Steenhuisen also criticized former DA leader and said Maimane focused too much on bashing the ANC.
Maimane went to Twitter and said “Someone should tell Judas Steenhusien to keep my name out of his mouth. It won’t end well for him. Just focus on your work and I will focus on my work. He must ask Cachalia.