Democratic Alliance(DA) has confirmed that Hellen Zille was eligible to stand for the position of chairperson of federal council.
Desiree Van Der Walt,the presiding officer of federal council elections said in a statement that all canditates vying for the post have been fully vetted and meet the criteria to stand as a candidate.
"Democratic Alliance has taken note of incorrect reports, which state that the party is seeking legal opinion on the eligibility of one of the candidates standing for the position of federal chairperson and we wish to dismiss this notion."
"She added that she is satisfied that all those who have been nominated have been fully vetted and meet the criteria to stand as candidates"
In this light, we wish to remind all the candidates and their campaign teams of the rules of engagement, which preclude candidates from negative campaigning, Van Der Walt said.
The four candidates contesting the position are Zille, Athol Trollip, Thomas Walters and Mike Waters.