Zille said the DA’s particular governing structures in Gauteng were extremely vulnerable, but she did not think it should be co-governing with the ANC or EFF.
A meltdown of South Africa’s official opposition and the resignation of its first black leader has left control of two key cities and their R104 billion ($7.2-billion) budgets hanging in the balance.
The purpose of this article is to deconstruct the dominant racial construct that seeks to explain the unfolding leadership crisis facing the DA.
A statement says no bribery took place, but the DA wants parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests to probe the minister’s conduct.
According to a statement by Mantashe’s ministry, he didn’t bribe anybody and neither were the claims of bribery of journalists confirmed by the newspaper.
He described the DA as a ‘big blue, wobbly jelly’.’With nothing holding us upright, we wobbled to the left and wobbled to the right,’ he added.
‘I would like to see all those people who lost faith with the DA in the last election return to the party,’ says the DA parliamentary leader.
The outgoing mayor resigned just hours after former DA leader Helen Zille was elected federal council chairperson.
Another political analyst, Ralph Mathekga, said the party’s sudden change of direction to the right, went beyond Helen Zille’s chopping and changing of leaders.
The former DA leader, who Athol Trollip by just seven votes to become federal council chair, will now set the tone for the party’s future.