- Phumzile Van Damme was sent on a forced sabbatical by DA leader John Steenhuisen
- She was furious when she learned that she was being sent away
- Mzansi took to social media to react to the developments within the Democratic Party
Phumzile Van Damme did not want to a break but was on sick leave, Steenhuisen granted her a sabbatical despite her being adamant that she wants to return to work.
A furious Phumzile has come out, guns blazing, after party leader John Steenhuisen granted her a sabbatical:
"I have been informed by the Federal Leader of the DA John Steenhuisen that he is granting me a sabbatical. I didn’t request it. He merely informed me. I could walk away, but I choose to stay, and challenge it on principle."
Mzansi has taken to social media to react to the news:
"The reason why Phumzile is fighting is the same reason why we insist on being in the spaces we are made to feel unwelcome in despite the constitution saying we have a right to be there."
"My heart goes out to her for that reason."
"The DA is reshuffling as it should have done so last year already. If Phumzile needs to be moved, it will happen even when she's trying to act like a victim again."
"She's really not special."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Drama has unfolded in the public's eye after internal Democratic Alliance issues played out on social media.
A furious Phumzile Van Damme has come out, guns blazing after party leader John Steenhuisen granted her a sabbatical.
In other news, Phumzile Van Damme, DA MP and Shadow Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, says that she discovered the contents of the report concerning internal charges against her after a media report on the matter.
A riled Van Damme says that she has found out all details relating to the issue from external sources and not the party itself:
"What a fascinating story in the Sunday Times today about the DA “purge,” wherein I for the first time find out the contents of the report I will be charged on. I’ve found almost all details about this saga in the press. Not Fedex nor FLC has had the decency to inform me first. We are led."
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