The DA announced its new Eastern Cape leadership on Saturday morning.
Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral committee member Nqaba Bhanga was announced the new leader to take over from former leader Athol Trollip.
Bhanga, however, missed the announcement as officials struggled to track him down.
Bhanga was supposed to address the delegates at the East London ICC where the provincial congress is being held.
The address had to be postponed as well as the press conference until Bhanga can be found.
Officials of the DA said he has been located at about 10:30am.
It is still unclear where he was.
More details to follow