“In an exclusive interview, journalist Melanie Verwoerd talks to anti-apartheid activist Mathews Phosa about the road travelled by the ANC, the Constitution and the expulsion of Julius Malema” (Eyewitness News, 2016)
“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
“18 April 2016 – The ANC launched its election manifesto in Port Elizabeth this weekend, amid growing calls for President Jacob Zuma to resign. Struggle stalwart Denis Goldberg has been openly critical of Zuma’s leadership and has called on him to step down” (eNCA, 2016).