Give me the opportunity to lead the Western Cape DA - Lennit Max

2017-01-31 07:30
Lennit Max (Facebook)

Lennit Max (Facebook)

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

Cape Town – Two years ago, former Western Cape police commissioner Lennit Max lost the battle to run the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape when almost 70% of the delegates charged with choosing a new leader voted against him.

Max was the last man standing against Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille in the fight for the DA provincial leader job in the Western Cape in 2015. He lost.

But on Monday, following De Lille's resignation, he again expressed a desire for the top job, if given the mandate.

- Read more: Patricia de Lille talks about her resignation

Max said De Lille's resignation did not surprise him at all.

"She was not really interested in becoming the provincial leader," he said.

The task of being a mayor, in a city that is a DA showcase, is a huge one, Max said.

"It's an enormous task and she realised it was better to focus on that. I hope she will be able to give it 100%," he said.

'I am always available'

Max said he believed there would be a process to elect an interim leader following her resignation.

And he would be more than willing to take up the position.

"I am always available to lead, but it must be a mandate from the people. If I got a mandate from the people, to represent them, I will not turn it down. I would put myself forward.

"It is time that members who elect an interim leader afford me the opportunity to prove myself. And if they are not happy, they can say I am not what was expected," he said.

He was always available to serve the DA in the Western Cape, he said.

In 2015 Max was upbeat about his chances.

He had run unsuccessfully for the position in 2007 and 2010 and touted his support in rural areas as a solid base for his 2015 campaign.

But his hopes were dashed when De Lille was crowned provincial leader with an overwhelming 69% win.

Read more on:    da  |  lennit max  |  patricia de lille  |  cape town  |  politics 2017  |  politics

Join the conversation! 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.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


5 top leg exercises for men

Here’s our selection of the five best leg exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content this holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
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 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.