The African National Congress in the
Western Cape said it is not surprised by the announcement of the City of Cape
Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to stand for leader of the Democratic Alliance in
ANC’s Cobus Grobbler said the sudden
withdrawal of the incumbent DA Leader Ivan Meyer for re-election is planned at
the top level and he was forced to pull out of the race to make way for De
Grobbler says the DA under Patricia de Lille
is in for rough ride.
She couldn’t properly handle the management
of her party, finance and she had driven it to the ground in the end had to
render it to the DA.
will also do the same with the DA. She is forever busy with fights, she’s arrogant
and she is going to carry that to the leadership of the DA Grobbler added.
Meanwhile Congress of South Africa Trade
Unions said this is a real slap in the face of the old guard of the DA.
Cosatu Provincial Secretary Tony Ehrenreich
said the reason for the Mayor to stand against the party’s member of the
provincial legislature, Lennit Max and incumbent Leader Ivan Meyer is because
she has become the poster child of the DA liberal agenda.
This clearly show that someone was just
parachuted into the organisation a few years ago as now as in leadership because
of the inability of the other leaders in the DA.
This has become a home now for ID to get
some substance for the DA with really just develop their political identity as
opposition to the ANC and not some fear strategy to expand the needs of the
working class community Ehrenreich added.
Labels: ANC and Cosatu no confidence in De Lille