“The ANC has officially lost control of the the administrative capital of the country, Pretoria and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. This after the EFF resolved to vote for the DA at all hung councils except where the IFP is leading. This while Ekurhuleni and Joburg remain a conundrum. However, the EFF says it’s agreement with the DA is NOT a coalition” (SABC Digital, 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