Democratic Alliance

BREAKING: DA rescinds De Lille’s membership

The Democratic Alliance has rescinded the membership of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. The party’s Deputy Chairperson of Federal Council made the announcement regarding the matter between the party and the embattled Mayor on Tuesday. Accusations against de Lille include allegations that she acted improperly in reappointing city manager[…]

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DA opens congress in Tshwane

While there will be a strong focus on the DA’s policies as its federal congress kicks off in Tshwane on Saturday, there will be some serious contestation as two of its mayors go head to head for the position of federal chairperson. Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is seeking to unseat[…]

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‘I want to clear my name’: De Lille

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says she remains focused on clearing her name through the Democratic Alliance’s disciplinary hearing processes and on governing the City of Cape Town. “Today [Sunday] I received media inquiries about whether I am negotiating an exit with the Democratic Alliance,” she said. She had[…]

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Government ‘fails’ in DA’s 2017 report card

State capture casts a pall over the Democratic Alliance’s dim assessment of President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet for 2017. In what has become a yearly ritual, the DA presented their report card – “an appraisal of the ANC national government’s performance over the past year” – at the Union[…]

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Mbalula reveals alarming stats on child murders

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed that more than 1 000 children murders were reported during the 2014 and 2015 financial year. He has responded to a written Parliamentary question. The non-profit organisation Molo Songololo says it is disturbing to see that many perpetrators who are responsible for the high[…]

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McBride should recuse himself – DA

IPID head Robert McBride, who has been accused of assaulting his daughter, should “do the right thing” and request to be placed on special leave pending the outcome of the charges against him, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Wednesday. McBride was granted R10 000 bail in the Pretoria Magistrate’s[…]

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