Gwen Ngwenya has resigned as head of policy for the Democratic Alliance. However, Ngwenya will remain in her position as MP and shadow minister of energy for the party. The reason behind her resignation remains unknown.
The Democratic Alliance's head of policy, Gwen Ngwenya, has resigned after only serving in the post for 11 months.
Ngwenya confirmed today that she will no longer be serving the DA as head of policy.
Despite this development, she will remain a member of the party and continue to serve as a DA member of Parliament, where she resides on the portfolio committees of energy, justice and correctional services and the Standing Committee on Finance.
Ngwenya has remained silent on the reasons for her resignation and fellow party members have followed suit.
Spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance, Solly Malatsi, commented on the matter:
"We thank Gwen Ngwenya for the hard work she has done in developing the party's policy platform. This will now culminate in the launch [of] our elections manifesto. She will continue to serve the party as a member, an MP and our shadow spokesperson on energy."
In February 2018, Mmusi Maimane appointed Ngwenya to the position, after building up her reputation as a prominent figure in debates on controversial topics.
Ngwenya is also known for her classical liberal views, as well as opposing policies that would lead to the enforcement of racial quotas.
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