Sequel to the resignation of the head of the Democratic Alliance, a brand new leader has been announced by the party. After series of wide and urgent consultations of the party’s bigwigs and stakeholders, a decision was reached.

The DA held a provincial council meeting in Worcester on Saturday morning to elect an acting leader following the resignation of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille as the party’s Western Cape leader last month.

DA Western Cape chairperson Anton Bredell said that Madikizela would serve as acting leader for the remainder of the current term.

“Thereafter‚ the DA in the Western Cape will convene its Provincial Congress‚ where it will elect the next Provincial Leader. The Provincial Congress will take place on 12 August this year‚” he said.

“On behalf of the DA in the Western Cape‚ I wish to congratulate Bonginkosi Madikizela on being elected to lead the party in the province. We look forward to working together in delivering on our record of progress and job creation in the Western Cape‚” Bredell said.