BuzzSouthAfrica has confirmed that DA’s new leader for Western Cape is Bonginkosi Madikizela.
In a statement, the Democratic Alliance (DA) party related that the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the DA in the Western Cape has agreed that the Deputy Leader, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will stand in as Leader of the Western Cape as of 1 February 2017.
The decision of course, follows the resignation of Patricia de Lille which also comes into effect on 1 February 2017.
DA related that the leadership arrangement will be binding until an Acting Leader is elected at the Provincial Council of 25 February 2017 in Worcester.
From our gatherings, a call for nominations will be issued to all structures of the party today.
“This is an invitation for DA structures to submit their nominations for the position of Provincial Leader. Nominations must be submitted no later than 15 February 2017.
“Any DA member may be nominated ahead of the Provincial Council which will be held on 25 February 2017, where the Acting Provincial Leader will be elected,” stated Maimane’s party.
Bonginkosi Madikizela as DA’s new leader for the Western Cape joined the Democratic Alliance party in October 2008. His leadership experience with the party started shortly after; he was appointed the Housing MEC of the Western Cape Province by Helen Zille.
Before that, Madikizela was the City of Cape Town communication officer and later, the spokesperson for the office of then Cape Town mayor Helen Zille.
Above all, he was once a member of the African National Congress (ANC). Records have it that he rose to prominence in 2005 after he led a group of dissatisfied ANC members in Makhaza, Khayelitsha in a leadership battle against ANC’s Mcebisi Skwatsha.
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In a statement, Patricia de Lille thanked the DA in the Western Cape Province for electing her with a clear majority at the 2015 Western Cape provincial congress.
“During my tenure as Provincial Leader” she said, “the DA has won new municipalities, including in the rural regions of the province, and increased our share of the vote in the City of Cape Town to 66.7%.
“We’ve also seen unprecedented growth in ANC strongholds. The DA is committed to redressing the injustices of the past,” affirmed De Lille.