Tuesday, May 03, 2022

2 PA members in Matzikama Municipality moves to DA

Christo Boks and leader of the Patriotic Alliance (PA) in Matzikama, Brenden Owies, joined the party in blue.

The announcement was made at the DA’s Provincial Head office on Tuesday, by DA’s Interim Provincial Leader, Tertuis Simmers, and Provincial Chair, Jaco Londt. Also present at the briefing was Matzikama Mayor, Johan Van Der Hoven.

‘’Yesterday, [on Monday] councillor Boks went back to his ward, to consult his voters. Their overwhelming response was to give their councillor a mandate to resign from the PA and to join the DA. They indicated that they would prefer the DA to run the Matzikama Municipality, instead of smaller parties who enables the ANC,’’ said Simmers.

‘’From across the Western Cape, especially in the rural areas, there is an outpouring of frustration by voters towards smaller parties who have effectively sold out their voters and are enabling the ANC to continue their stunt of poor service delivery where they govern,’’ added Simmers.

The DA has welcomed the news

‘’Because of the DA’s positive track record of good governance and service delivery, especially in vulnerable communities, Councillor Boks and Mr Owies are excited to join the DA.’’

‘’We are confident that they will contribute towards us winning the ward and retaining the Matzikama Municipality, ensuring that good governance continues in Matzikama,’’ added DA’s Interim Provincial Leader, Tertuis Simmers.

 

PHOTO: DA - From left: Matzikama Mayor, Johan Van Der Hoven, DA’s Interim Provincial Leader, Tertuis Simmers, Cllr. Christo Boks and leader of the Patriotic Alliance (PA) in Matzikama, Brenden Owies, Provincial Chair, Jaco Londt.


Done By: Mitchum George

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