Zille elected into top DA job: Herman Mashaba hints at resignation

Zille elected into top DA job: Herman Mashaba hints at resignation

- Helen Zille has been successfully elected as the new Democratic Alliance federal council chairperson

- Herman Mashaba, according to sources within the party, appears as if he is going to stick to his guns about resigning should 'right-wight elements'

- The City of Johanessburg has released a media statement that its mayor will be making an announcement on Monday morning

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Mere hours after Helen Zille emerged successful as the new DA federal council chairperson Herman Mashaba released a statement that he would be making an announcement.

News24 reports that two provincial leaders and one national leader have indicated that the Jozi Mayor will be announcing his resignation from his position.

This comes after Mashaba vowed that he would throw the towel in if 'right-wing elements' took over the opposition party. A national leader commented:

"He is a man of his words."

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Mashaba had reportedly met with DA top dogs over the weekend where he threatened to leave should Zille win the election.

Mashaba has opted not to comment on the situation, telling the media to wait until the press briefing.

Two weeks ago, the politician had raised concerns over the numerous public showdowns involving DA members saying that:

"If it (DA) is to be taken over by the right-wing, some of us won’t feel at home. I am watching this space closely, looking to see who stands for what among those contesting."

The Mayor disagreed with notions that the DA needed to return to what it used to be a decade ago.

Briefly.co.za reported that Helen Zille had created waves within the party when the threw her hat into the ring for the position, with some believing her presence would weakening Mmusi Maimane's grip on the DA.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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