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Maimane isn’t going anywhere, says DA

Demo­c­ra­t­ic Alliance (DA) Fed­er­al Chair­per­son, Athol Trol­lip has dis­missed spec­u­la­tion that par­ty leader, Mmusi Maimane’s future remain in a crit­i­cal state.

“Maimane remains our leader until a Fed­er­al Con­gress planned for 2021 decid­ed oth­er­wise.  Any talk of lead­er­ship change before hold­ing a Fed­er­al Con­gress must be dis­pelled,” said Trol­lip.

Spec­u­la­tion sur­faced fol­low­ing the par­ty’s poor per­for­mance in this year’s elec­tions which brought about less votes than the past elec­tions.

Maimane is the first DA leader to fail grow­ing the party’s at the polls.

As mem­bers of the Fed­er­al Exec­u­tive, which con­trols and coor­di­nates the activ­i­ties of the Par­ty, and imple­ment deci­sions, we are as a whole respon­si­ble for the results of elec­tions whether great or not.

The weight does not sit on the shoul­ders of an indi­vid­ual.

“As the Lead­er­ship of the Par­ty, at both a Nation­al and Provin­cial Lev­el, we are unam­bigu­ous in our sup­port for Maimane.

He led the DA with exemp­tion since the 2015 Nel­son Man­dela Bay Fed­er­al Con­gress, and his unop­posed elec­tion in 2018,” said Trol­lip.

Where the mis­for­tunes hap­pened, said Trol­lip, DA will work on regain­ing the trust of the peo­ple as the par­ty goes into the 2021 Local Gov­ern­ment Elec­tions,

He said DA will begins with two by-deci­sions tak­ing place in Nel­son Man­dela Bay as as ear­ly as Wednes­day, this will be the begin­ning of win­ning back the Bay

“We will nev­er cel­e­brate the loss of vot­ers. We are not obliv­i­ous to sup­port in some areas nor deaf to the voic­es of those who chose to sup­port anoth­er par­ty in this elec­tion,” said Trol­lip.

Trol­lip said where DA has made inroads in new com­mu­ni­ties it will for­ti­fy those bonds.

“We do not under­es­ti­mate the brav­ery many showed when they cast their vote next to the DA for the very first time. Once again, we thank you,” he added.



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