Three top dogs are contesting for the DA's interim leadership

Three top dogs are contesting for the DA's interim leadership

- The DA is set to elect an interim leader that will lead the party until a permanent leader is chosen in April next year

- Three of the top members are contesting to become that interim leader

- The party will choose from John Steenhuisen, Makashule Gana and Bonginkosi Madikizela on 17 November

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On 17 November, The Democratic Alliance will choose an interim leader to lead the party after Mmusi Maimane left.

This interim leader will be in the position of leader until the party elects a permanent leader in April next year at a congress.

The nominations closed on Thursday, 31 October, and three people are contesting for the temporary spot as leader.

This includes newly-appointed parliamentary leader, John Steenhuisen, Western Cape provincial leader, Bonginkosi Madikizela, and Gauteng MPL Makashule Gana.

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As reported on by TimesLIVE, the party will also need to elect a federal chairperson since Athol Trollip has resigned with Maimane.

Here are the possible candidates for the position:

Khume Ramulifho - MPL in the Gauteng legislature

Nomafrench Mbombo - DA Women's Network leader and Western Cape health MEC

Dharmesh Dhaya - DA Chief Whip in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

Ivan Meyer - Deputy Federal Chairperson and Western Cape finance MEC

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