The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Western Cape interim leader Bongonkosi Madikizela wants the party to unite, regardless of internal differences.
He has called on other candidates within the party to work together.
On Saturday, Madikizela was voted in as the DA’s interim provincial leader.
DA’s Anton Bredell says, “In this room we had a very vigorous warm debate on race. We had debate on jobs, where we differ but in that difference we learn from one another and we don’t differ with a person, we differ on issues.
“And from where I’m sitting, there is no worries at all of the unity within the party.”
African National Congress (ANC)’s acting chairperson in the Western Cape, Khaya Magaxa, says; “It doesn’t make any difference. Whoever is leading the DA in the Western Cape is the person who will never improve the quality lives of the people.
“And that person won’t be a person of his or her own, it will be a person that subjected to the wishes of whites that are in control.”
“He will remain an aloof person in our townships. The DA doesn’t have the capacity to get an organic leader in the African townships. By the way Madikizela is new in the Western Cape townships, he has never been an activist in our townships.”