4 Tshwane DA councillors to join ANC

2014-03-08 10:20

Four Democratic Alliance councillors in Tshwane are set to defect to the ANC, the ruling party has said.

“We are going to be welcoming four other DA members to the ANC,” African National Congress deputy chairperson in Tshwane, Mapiti Matsena, said yesterday.

The four will leave the DA in pairs during the next two council meetings.

“We agreed with them not to do it [defect] at the same time. It is going to be two per every council meeting until the elections,” he said.

Four DA councillors from Ekurhuleni and Joburg joined the ANC in February.

The two from Ekurhuleni were announced on February 11, the day of the DA’s march for real jobs to the ANC’s Luthuli House headquarters.

The two from Joburg were announced on February 27. The pair, Toni Molefe and Sipho Masigo, served as DA proportional representation councillors in the City of Johannesburg. Molefe was DA deputy chief whip and Masigo the party’s deputy chairperson in Gauteng.

They claimed black people in the DA were not given room to grow.

“Darkies are always deputising... Sipho is the deputy chair; I am the deputy chief whip. Why are darkies always deputies in the DA?” Molefe asked at the time.

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