For the first time, opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) will be contesting all the wards and municipalities within the North West province, and they will be doing that with three ANC Mayors.
According to reports, three ANC mayors in the North West will be contesting the August 3 local government election for the DA.
The party’s provincial leader Joe McGluwa confirmed this. His words – “three former ANC mayors have successfully joined the DA and now appear on our list.
They are the former mayor of Moretele, Steven Kutumela, the former mayor of Taung, Nicholas Khonkhobe, and the former mayor of Madibeng, Abram Ratlou.
We welcome them and believe that their vast political experience will add value to the party,” McGluwa added.
Divulging that the DA will be contesting all the wards and municipalities within the province, the DA provincial leader charged that the maladministration in the North West province can no longer be tolerated.
“The province’s dysfunctional and deteriorating status can no longer be tolerated.
That is why we have officially signed off and submitted all 737 candidates who will be contesting the 407 wards in the province, 18 local and four district municipalities.”
The leader related that the DA received an overwhelming amount of applications and is happy with the quality of candidates that were nominated after a successfully completion of a rigorous selection process.
“We are happy that our candidates are a true reflection of our communities, representing all races, genders, religions and (gender). We are confident that we will increase our support across all wards and municipalities in the province,” he remarked.