Balindlela leaves DA and returns to ANC

2018-05-14 16:13
Nosimo Balindlela. (File)

Nosimo Balindlela. (File)

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

Former Eastern Cape premier Nosimo Balindlela has ditched the Democratic Alliance to return to the ANC.

In a statement, the DA said it noted Balindlela's "misguided" decision to join the ANC again.

"We respect that she feels the need to serve the ANC but believe that this is misguided as ANC corruption and maladministration have robbed the poor of billions," the party said in a statement. 

Balindlela was axed by the ANC as the province's premier in 2008 for "lack of service delivery under her leadership."

At the time, she said she was humiliated to learn of her sacking through the media and not through the party.

She was seen to be linked to Jacob Zuma's foe, former president Thabo Mbeki.

Zuma emerged victorious at the ANC's Polokwane conference and Mbeki was recalled as president shortly afterwards.

In 2012, the DA announced with much fanfare that Balindlela was joining the party.

She served as the party's water and sanitation spokesperson before returning to the provincial legislature in 2016.

In the statement, the DA thanked Balindlela for her participation in "efforts to build an alternative government" and for her "kind words of how she enjoyed her time" with the party.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  nosimo balindlela  |  politics

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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
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.