- John Steenhuisen has some competition for the position of Democratic Alliance leader
- Makashule Gana has signaled his desire to lead South Africa's opposition party
- The provincial legislature member says his vision for the DA is a fresh alternative
Makashule Gana will be contesting for the position of Democratic Alliance leader left vacant by Mmusi Maimane.
Briefly.co.za reported that John Steenhuisen will also be competing to secure the top spot in the country's second most powerful political party.
Gana has served as a member of the provincial legislature for the Gauteng province and says he has a new direction for the DA:
"We need to bring South Africa together because I believe we are better together. What used to work for us in the past will not work in the future."
eNCA reports that Gana feels the party needs to be more central if it aims to lead the country:
"South Africans are yearning for something much more to the centre of politics, something more inclusive. I want to lead the DA towards moving it into the political centre where we talk unambiguously about the issues of economic justice."
The hopeful candidate says that not only does the nation need to deal with the 'race issue', but gender inequality also needs to be dealt with.
Following Mmusi Maimane's resignation last month, the Democratic Alliance had been left with a leadership vacuum, with an interim leader set to be appointed soon.
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