“Throughout my life, I believed the ANC embodied these values. It was where I put my faith for a better life for all South Africans. It was the party that enshrined my values when Nelson Mandela signed our constitution into law in 1996.
But sadly, after 22 years of ANC government, we have been betrayed. The ANC has changed, and the ANC of Jacob Zuma is not the ANC of Nelson Mandela.
I accept this DA nomination, not just because I’m leaving the ANC, but because the ANC has left me.
The time has come for change and the DA is the vehicle to deliver that change.”
– Ghaleb Cachalia