- Helen Zille made a surprise move and joined the DA's list of candidates for the position of Federal Council Chair
- Her competition, Athol Trollip, isn't worried about facing off against her
- According to him, Zille's time in politics is over
Helen Zille says she wants to put the Democratic Alliance 'back on track' and raised eyebrows when she decided to join the race for the position of Federal Council Chair.
However, her opposition, Athol Trollip, isn't intimidated. In fact, he thinks her time in politics is just about over.
While the party's leader, Mmusi Maimane, didn't want to comment on the matter, Trollip had something to say.
Trollip is up against Zille, Thomas Walters and former deputy chief whip, Mike Waters, for the position, which will be elected on 18 October.
News24 reports he said he's not nervous about standing against Zille.
"I've only ever worked with total commitment and dedication to this party and I believe that this will get me elected. I'm not nervous about standing against her.
"There is a time to come and go in politics and I believe she's had both. I think she has herself admitted that some of her social media commentary has been damaging."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za has reported that Maimane is facing pressure from internal forces in the Democratic Alliance, seeking to dethrone him.
It's a difficult time for the DA and Zille's announcement has caused even more upset, it seems.
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