DA Cape Town metro chair joins ANC

2014-04-07 15:57

The ANC has welcomed former DA Cape Town metro chair Grant Pascoe to the party.

“Councillor Pascoe joins an overwhelming number of South Africans, who despite finding themselves in other political parties, recognise the ANC as the only organisation with the track record, capacity and determination to build a South Africa,” spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

“Comrade Pascoe joins as an ordinary member of the organisation, and will assist our efforts to win back the Western Cape.”

Pascoe served as a Democratic Alliance councillor for more than 13 years and was a member of the mayoral committee from 2006.

A number of DA members have defected to the ANC, just months before the May 7 general election.

Last month, DA MP Beverley Abrahams defected during a sitting of the National Council of Provinces.

She resigned from the party in a statement, which she read out during the sitting.

Abrahams was the DA member for Gauteng in the NCOP.

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

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

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

Four DA councillors in Tshwane were also set to defect to the ANC.

ANC Tshwane deputy chairperson Mapiti Matsena said last month that they would leave the DA in pairs during the next two council meetings.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.