NEWS & ANALYSIS

City Press report of looming DA split just gossip - Refiloe Nt'sekhe

NS says opposition won't be deterred from achieving what we sought out to do

DA is united and ready to bring change in 2019

Just last month, the DA held its biggest and most diverse Federal Congress. This brought together thousands of delegates who reaffirmed their confidence in the party and the leadership they elected. At the congress, we recommitted each member and public representative to the party’s values, vision for South Africa and outlined an African liberal agenda for our country (see City Press 

At this historic Congress, the DA supported the inclusion of diversity as a value of our party and adopted 18 strategic resolutions that will form the basis of our manifesto offer ahead of the 2019 General Elections.

These resolutions seek to address the many issues confronting the people of this country and provide practical and feasible solutions to address unemployment, crime and immigration among others.

As such, the reports in the City Press (see report) today are nothing more than rumours and gossip. These fictitious ‘senior leaders’ are not even mentioned once in the story but comments from the CEO of a think tank seek to give these rumours importance.

The DA leadership is currently on a roadshow, engaging with DA structures across the length and breadth of our country, ahead of the 2019 elections. The provinces are geared up to take on what promises to be a historic election in South Africa. We will not be deterred from achieving what we sought out to do because South Africa cannot afford to have the DA distracted from the goal of bringing change and building one South Africa for all.

We are more confident than ever that we will grow our support where we govern and confidently become the biggest party in both Gauteng and the Northern Cape.

We currently serve more than 16 million South Africans in more than 30 cities and towns across the country. Our mission is to ensure we bring change to more and more South Africans who have been failed by the ANC’s inability to bring about material change in their lives over the past 24 years.

Statement issued by Refiloe Nt'sekhe MPL, DA National Spokesperson, 27 May 2018