FOUR RUNNING UNOPPOSED AHEAD OF DA ELECTIONS
By: Gift Nyamapfene
Chairperson of the DA’s federal executive, James Selfe yesterday said that four nominations would run unopposed at the party’s parliamentary caucus elections.
The elections will be held on Thursday in the Good Hope Building in Cape Town.
Selfe said the nominations for the party’s parliamentary caucus were now closed.
The nominations for parliamentary leader, chair and deputy chair of the parliamentary caucus and National Council of Provinces leader will run unopposed in the elections.
Mmusi Maimane, who announced his bid for DA parliamentary leader last week, is running unopposed. Maimane is set to take over from Lindiwe Mazibuko who resigned after the May 7 general elections. Mazibuko said she was taking leave from politics to study at Harvard University in the United States.
Maimane campaigned for Gauteng premiership during the national elections and is considered a “rising star” in the DA by political analysts.
Anchen Dreyer and Richard Majola were also nominated unopposed for the chair and deputy chair of the parliamentary caucus respectively.
Elisa van Lingen was the only nominee for the DA’s National Council of Provinces leader.
Sandy Kaylan and Michael Waters will contest the position of deputy chief whip. National Assembly whips positions will be contested by 19 nominations.