Zille welcomes criticism

2012-11-25 17:54
Jan Gerber (Die Burger)

Jan Gerber (Die Burger)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Boksburg - DA leader Helen Zille on Sunday said many people were critical of her leadership.

"People are welcome to be critical of me," she said at a post-congress media briefing in Boksburg.

She said there were people who went to the media and to say absurd things to advance their own agenda using the media to do this. But the party would form the nucleus of a new political force that would govern South Africa sooner than people think.

"This is the team that will take forward the realignment of politics in South Africa," said Zille.

The DA clarified that Mmusi Maimane, who was elected as one of three deputy federal chairs, would remain a spokesperson as well. Makashule Gana, who was also elected as a deputy federal chairperson, would remain the party's youth leader.

The party said each leader had been elected in a vigorous, free and fair democratic process.

Zille reiterated that only individuals could endorse candidates.

This was in response to a media report that allegations of unfair campaigning in Limpopo had emerged days before the party's congress.

BDlive reported that there were claims that Limpopo provincial leader Jacques Smalle was exerting "undue pressure" on delegates to support James' re-election.

There was also controversy over campaigning and endorsement of candidates.

DA MP Masizole Mnqasela, who challenged James for the position, on Wednesday laid a formal complaint with the party’s federal legal commission against Smalle for "violating an important section of the campaign and voting procedures", the website reported.

Mnqasela claimed that Smalle said "the Limpopo provincial leadership" was endorsing James, when DA rules state that "no structure or formation of the party may endorse any candidate".

Zille said: "Individuals may endorse, structures may not."

She said the federal legal commission made a ruling on the matter and adjudicated in Mnqasela's favour.

Zille said the corrections had been made.

- SAPA
Read more on:    da  |  masizole mnqasela  |  mmusi maimane  |  makashule gana  |  wilmot james  |  johannesburg  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
76 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Oscar Pistorius
 

6 impressive camping tips

Check out these great tips that will make your camping experience so much better!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Free outdoor yoga classes
Watch: 5 skills to improve your BMX riding
Action camera for all occasions
Tips on how to set your fitness goals

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a strong social and romantic overtone that plays its way into your day. It may get stronger later in the day when the...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.

Settings

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.