- Shortly after John Steenhuisen secured his spot at the helm of the Democratic Alliance, another politician has resigned
- Once again the opposition party has lost one of its members to Herman Mashaba's political party
- Lincoln Machaba says that the youth have long desired a political home
The Democratic Alliance has once again lost a member to Herman Mashaba's political party, ActionSA.
Lincoln Machaba, City of Johannesburg councillor and regional youth leader, has opted to cut ties with the nation's opposition party.
In a post confirming his move, Machaba explains that the youth have long been looking for a political home:
"I am now home. I have always been deeply moved by ActionSA’s commitment to being a true home for the youth. The youth in our country know that politicians have failed them in every way."
Machaba expressed his joy that Mashaba, an avid businessman, was not a politician:
"Thank God that Herman Mashaba is not a politician. We will fix this. #TimeForAction"
Mashaba himself hinted that the party will be making a major announcement later this week:
"Welcome, Lincoln Machaba, one of ActionSA's newest members. An honour to have this young public servant join our ranks. We will be making an important announcement later this week about our youth agenda."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that in a statement, Mashaba announced Funzi Ngobeni and Paul Boughey have joined the efforts to bring around political change in SA:
"Johannesburg Regional Chairperson and Caucus Leader, Funzi Ngobeni, has opted to resign and join our efforts to build a new political alternative in SA. He will be leading our essential campaign to develop wall-to-wall structures on the ground in the communities, that will carry our offer to the front doors of South Africans."
Mashaba explained that Funzi had proved his worth during his time at the helm of Johannesburg as it's mayor:
"Funzi served as the MMC for Finance and Leader of Executive Business. He proved himself as a strong and skilled leader, committed to doing what was right for the people of Johannesburg."
Mashaba said that Funzi had proven himself in the private sector before entering into politics and would be bringing this experience with him:
"This is what I mean when I say that politicians who join us will have to pass through the eye of the proverbial needle and prove they can be servants of the people and not servants of the party."
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