DA wishes Caucus Leader Funzela Ngobeni well in his future endeavors

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is disappointed by the resignation of DA Caucus Leader in the City of Johannesburg and DA Johannesburg Regional Chairperson, Funzela Ngobeni, and the party wishes him well in his new endeavors.

The DA thanks Ngobeni for his dedication to the party and leading the DA Caucus during October 2019 and February 2020.

The DA Caucus will follow internal Caucus rules to elect a new leader and the Johannesburg Region will be led by its Deputy Regional Chairperson, Tsepo Mhlongo in the interim until a new chairperson is elected.

Premier David Makhura: You must ensure the safety of Gauteng’s citizens

 

The deployment of 600 ANC MK Veterans from Kwa-Zulu Natal to Gauteng in anticipation of various democratic and peaceful marches scheduled around the province on Friday 7 April is an open incitement to violence – and a clear sign that the ANC has now condoned violence as a means to shield President Jacob Zuma from national scrutiny.

 

As the Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura must put his position in the ANC aside and hold true to his oath of office by ensuring that every single participant in any one of the marches scheduled for Friday in Gauteng is protected.

 

Premier Makhura has the power to avert a crisis by deploying more SAPS members to these marches.

 

As South Africans from all walks of life, and from across the political divide, gather to exercise their democratic right to protest President Jacob Zuma, it is the now imperative for good men to stand up and be counted.

 

Premier Makhura cannot sit idle while thousands of lives are placed in danger by the ANC who would see democracy eroded in defence of the indefensible.

 

Our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers – young and old will be peacefully standing in solidarity on Friday.

 

Premier Makhura, the people will not be deterred. We will continue our march, and encourage all concerned South Africans to join us.

Media Enquiries:

John Moodey MPL
DA Gauteng Provincial Leader
082 960 3743

Warren Gwilt
DA Economic Cluster Manager
073 601 6144

The Gauteng ANC is a “house divided”

 

The proud endorsement of President Zuma in last night’s address by ANC Ekurhuleni Mayor, Mzwandile Masina, to the ANCYL in Germiston can only be a clear indication that the cracks are beginning to show in the Gauteng ANC.

 
Over the weekend, ANC Legislature Chief-Whip, Brian Hlongwa publicly rallied against Zuma at the memorial service held for the late Ahmed Kathrada.

 
With the outright endorsement of President Jacob Zuma by Mayor Masina, will the Gauteng ANC capitulate to the man who has wreaked havoc on the nation and plunged millions of South African lives into despair?

 
Or will they have the moral conscience to stand up to the President in a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly? A failure to do so will show that the Gauteng ANC is a house divided against itself, which ultimately will fall.

Media Enquiries

John Moodey MPL
DA Gauteng Provincial Leader
082 960 3743

Warren Gwilt
DA Economic Cluster Manager
073 601 6144