Trollip wins race against Msimanga

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip has been re-elected to the position of DA federal chairperson.

Athol Trollip celebrates with the delegation from the Eastern Cape after he was elected at the DA Federal Chairperson beating Tshwane Mayor, Solly Msimanga during the DA Federal Congress held at the Tshwane Events Centre.
Picture: Masi Losi

Trollip defeated Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga in a fiercely contested election at the party’s federal congress due to end in Pretoria on Sunday.

Mmusi Maimane dances before closing the DA Federal Congress held at the Tshwane Events Centre where.Picture: Masi Losi

With Mmusi Maimane re-elected unopposed as party leader‚ the battle between Msimanga and Trollip was the fiercest contest at the DA national congress.

DA national spokesman Refiloe Ntsheke also emerged as the only woman to be elected to the new top leadership of the party as the third deputy federal chairperson.

The party’s federal council chairperson James Selfe was also re-elected to his position unopposed‚ a position he has held for longer than a decade.

Western Cape finance MEC Ivan Meyer was also re-elected as the first deputy federal chairperson‚ with MP Mike Waters voted in as the second deputy federal chairperson.

Former MP Dion George has also been retained in his position as the DA federal finance chairperson.

APRIL 7,2018. MP Terri Stander, wears a doek in joining the family of Winnie Mandela in mourning.The Democratic Alliance’s Federal Congress held this weekend. “Party leader, Mmusi Maimane, looks to plot a course in a post-Jacob Zuma South Africa.”More than 2 000 party delegates are descending on Tshwane this weekend to elect new party leaders and reach conclusions on more than 50 party resolutions and policies.PHOTOGRAPH:ALON SKUY

By: Thabo Mokone – TimesLIVE

Source: TMG Digital.

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