- John Steenhuisen's chief of staff has chosen to throw in the towel
- Graham Charters announced on social media that he had quit with immediate effect
- This comes just after Mabine Seabe's resignation last week
Another week, another high-profile resignation from the Democratic Alliance.
John Steenhuisen's chief of staff Graham Charters has opted out of the opposition party according to a post to his Facebook page.
Charter explained that he had taken his time with the decision, but saw no other option:
“I have today tendered my resignation as chief of staff to the DA leader with immediate effect. This has not been an easy decision to arrive at, but after much thought, prayer and discussion with friends and family, Siya [his wife] and I are convinced it is the right decision."
The DA leader's chief of staff said his time with the party had been an adventure:
“The last six years as a DA staff member has been an incredible adventure, making history along the way, but sadly this chapter has come to an end. We will now take some much-needed time to plan our next move, always guided by how we can play our part in building a multiracial SA that is fair, reconciled and truly belongs to all.”
Briefly.co.za reported that DA head of communications Mabine Seabe had quit in favour of pursuing an unknown new venture.
Both members were believed to have been close to former leader Mmusi Maimane, but Charters' relationship with the politician made headlines recently.
Maimane had married Charters and wife Siya, revealing that he had actually been a part of lobola negotiations.
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