New DA interim Parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen has appointed MP Natasha Mazzone as the new Chief Whip.
In a statement Steenhuisen said Mazzone will resume the position immediately and Jacques Julius will remain deputy Chief Whip.
Mazzone will replace John Steenhuisen, who ended his term as whip when former DA leader Mmusi Maimane resigned, and was subsequently elected unopposed as the DA’s parliamentary leader.
“I am deeply humbled by the faith shown in me by the parliamentary leader and my party. I obviously step into massive shoes and look forward to the challenge,” Mazzone said.
“It has been a very difficult period for the DA and I have every intention to concentrate on steadying the ship and ensuring continued excellence in the DA parliamentary benches.
Congratulations @Natasha9Mazzone ???— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) October 31, 2019
DA Parliamentary Leader @jsteenhuisen has officially appointed our Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises as the DA’s Chief Whip in the National Assembly. pic.twitter.com/mK5wP84UbW