Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:53


The Democratic Alliance has announced the candidates who will contest the position of party leader and federal chair at its federal council next month.

Western Cape MEC of Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela has joined the battle to become the party’s next interim federal leader.

In a statement on Thursday, the party said the three had “availed themselves to contest the position”, with the period for nominations now closed.



Four others – Dharmesh Dhaya, Ivan Meyer, Khume Ramulifho and Nomafrench Mbombo – are also fighting for the DA interim federal chairperson spot.


 “The nominations for the two positions closed at 17:00 this afternoon [Thursday], and we now look forward to a constructive period of campaigning between the candidates in line with the DA’s values and rules for internal elections,” the party said.

The elections will take place next month.