DA elections fiercely contested - Zille

2012-11-24 12:37

Johannesburg - The DA's internal elections are fiercely contested but the outcome will be accepted, leader Helen Zille said on Saturday.

"We want our leaders to succeed because that helps our party to succeed," she told delegates at the Democratic Alliance's federal congress in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.

"It is always good to listen to other points of view."

She said the best choices were made when an open approach was taken to learn from each other.

Zille said the congress was an opportunity to reflect on how far the party had come.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-24 12:46

    I miss tony leon.,...

      moriri.mosweu - 2012-11-24 12:53

      This da election moment is the pain in the rs for hellen, she doesn't want to let down her own kind by giving the likes of lindiwe higher positions, on the other side she want to gain non-afrcanner's votes..damn but she keeps the throne for herself...selfish and controlling.

      Tony-Lapson - 2012-11-24 12:54


      tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-24 13:03

      Dear semen ate nate, younarebstill gonna swallow your words.

      Tony-Lapson - 2012-11-24 13:27

      The level of caliber of some of these comments makes me wonder if the ANC aren't bringing the rent-a-crowds to the Internet.

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-24 13:41

      semonatenate, what rubbish are talking, you are so racist.

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-24 13:46

      Since the ANC came power in April 1994 how do their report card read in 2012: Despite all these achievements, 40% of the population or 20 million South Africans still live below the national poverty line. The healthcare system was "modernise" in the early 2000's,yet the infant mortality rate is still six times higher than the OECD countries by comparison. Similarly, 5.5 million South Africans have HIV/AIDS or 10.6% of South Africa's total population and 17% of their adult population lives with this dreadful illness. On average in South Africa you would currently live 18 to 20 years less than someone somewhere else the same age as you that lives in another country. With constant outbreaks of bickering, infighting and tensions between themselves and their affiliates,the ANC party's showy display of unity and "democracy" is creaking fast and like a ticking time bomb its just waiting to explode. The ANC has become a state within a State and a law unto themselves in less than 20 years time at the helm. Dan Sebabi, leader of Limpopo’s branch of Cosatu,says:"You have leaders in the ANC who are politicians by day and businessmen by night".

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-11-24 13:51

      Hands of my leader, this strong woman is not guilty of these tax thefts and laziness, she had done nothing wrong you only hate her because she is white and you are racists

      yolanda.r.haripersad - 2012-11-24 15:13

      At Moriri, higher positions are earned and not handed out. Lindiwe is doing a great job, her hard work will be rewarded in time. Lindiwe's is leading a fight against the regime,and she has won our respect and loyalty on her performance.

      earle.francis.9 - 2012-11-24 17:28

      @semonatenate - you braindead turd!

  • Gary.desousa7 - 2012-11-24 12:46

    Good luck and good deliberations to all at the conference and emerge stronger for us all at the DA

  • Thandeka2Luv - 2012-11-24 12:54

    I don't understand DA and never will, where are regional structures and leadership. What is the party's membership standing? speaking of internal democracy, huh!

      julian.booyens - 2012-11-24 13:25

      That's what you get for suppoting cANCer, a great lack of understanding

      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-11-24 13:58

      Thandeka the membership is growing day by day. Some reckon that by 2018 the DA will win the national electiond. What does the DA stand for and what does the ANC stand for? Anarchy - Nepotism - Corruption.

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-11-24 14:01

      Democracy will be our future with this woman, she can take us there but not with these criminals telling us stories

      shandukane.moshatana - 2012-11-24 14:41

      Thandeka you are 100% we don't know nothing About their membership status and am sure some of them don't know....but hey they know the standing of the ANC wana know why Thandeka?They want to be in the ANC but they have pride.Hahahahahahahaha Lindiwe come back home girl they using you like a toilet paper and they are going to flush you down the drain

  • isaac.hlalele.3 - 2012-11-24 13:08

    Eager to oust the black lackeys within their party n take its control.

  • glpkruger - 2012-11-24 13:09

    @semonatenate: What utter crap!!

  • byron.matthews.562 - 2012-11-24 13:11

    - "This advertorial is sponsored by Naspers" ok, ok delete the comment already!

  • narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-24 13:16

    I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you.

      Thandeka2Luv - 2012-11-24 13:20

      You need get a job that will keep you busy baby boy

  • lucy.bush.9231 - 2012-11-24 13:18

    Helen....I LOVE YOU...!!!

  • zetzingane - 2012-11-24 13:18

    finally the talking about DA ,that is how the party will grow instead of focusing on rulling party

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-24 13:21

    My rubber broom was stolen this morning. Would Helen Zille's broom be safe?.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-24 13:22

    @formandzen. thanks.

  • andrie.langa - 2012-11-24 13:30

    Is mama Helen Xoza or africanner?

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-11-24 14:33

      Who cares, the question you should be asking; "is she improving this country", answer: YES! In spite of the damage the anc is causing...

      Carlton - 2012-11-24 15:49

      She is a South African, u know how they are... ; )

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-24 13:39

    The surge in support for the DA Blue Wave all around SA is invigorating, fresh and massive. Take your place sooner than later, because as you look around you the scenery is turning from bedraggled drab to energetic blue! DA does another good one! DA Congress

      byron.matthews.562 - 2012-11-24 15:48

      I swear most South Africans believe supporting their political party is like supporting their favourite sportsman or team.

  • comrade.shefu - 2012-11-24 13:42

    Hellen I am sending your christmas kiss via News24 hope they will deliever it to you mwaaaa!!!!!

  • mbuti.manopole.3 - 2012-11-24 14:07

    @mbudalezo on twitter: I am the future, I am the people becoming one self, I am the masses becoming one energy, to the future they brilliantly march. Iam the enemy of those individuals who lust for power and promising false rewards, I only see what's best for the country ,I bring a blunt knife to those who distract the populace so they can endure and feel the same pain as the can't gets,I am a poorman's dream, and I shall forever strike fear in hearts of tenderpreneurs ........what's my name?? Democratic Alliance!! :)

  • morrisn2 - 2012-11-24 14:08

    Elections! What elections? Who cares anyway.

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-11-24 14:18

    these r just sweet talks that the DA think will get them this country.....the democracy of this country was fought for nd founded by real Black African Comrades....1 of them being Jacob long as Majority of this country r Black Africans...the ANC will continue to be in power fighting poverty nd maintaining a growing economy for all...

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-11-24 14:34

      Ignorance is bliss!

      glpkruger - 2012-11-24 14:50

      You are really extremely stupid, ignorant and racist!

  • diebongs0412 - 2012-11-24 14:23

    i like the Democratic Alliance now, who knows maybe i might vote for it 2014. Nobody knows

  • Karabo Phetoane - 2012-11-24 14:35

    Contested by who? This is just a smoke screen by Zille

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-11-24 15:16

    Why did the house keeper Lindiwe not contest her madam shows lindiwe is another vehicle use by DA to get stupid black supporters.....Mesis Zille runs the house....nd Lindiwe is just an inferior black woman...when will a black person wake up....

  • alananthonygreen - 2012-11-24 15:36

    Mbuso you stupid idiot. Zille fought hard against apartheid. Go do your research before you share your empty mind with us.

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-11-24 18:46

    yeah right fought against apartheid....yes but never affected but benefited from makes no difference....alanan..........

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-11-24 18:54

    And who cares she fought hard against benefited her big time also...

      louis.pienaar1 - 2012-11-24 23:01

      Awesome, so from now on Apartheid will not be apart of your blame process? Seeing that everyone benefited?

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-11-24 18:58

    the DA used some1 to win colored supporters now Lindiwe nd her like r vehicles to win black supporters....

  • byron.scott.754 - 2012-11-24 20:32

    And Baaaaaaaaaaa said the ANC supporters...I mean sheep!.... errrrr its so hard to tell the difference!

  • omphile.umphimodise - 2012-11-25 07:35

    Amazing how these pink and colour changing morons think they will rule South Africa again. That will never happen, NEVER.

      byron.scott.754 - 2012-11-25 08:21

      At least I'm an individual. You seen to be a mass produced item! Even your brain is easily programmed!

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