DA results announced

2012-11-25 16:03

Johannesburg - Wilmot James was elected as the DA's federal chairperson, the party announced on Sunday.

The three elected as deputy federal chairs were: Mmusi Maimane, Anchen Dreyer, and Makashule Gana.

Helen Zille was unopposed and remained in the party's top seat.

  • - 2012-11-25 16:10

    Happiness! Let us all unite under BLUE, no more black and white please.

  • - 2012-11-25 16:13

    Happiness! Let us all unite under BLUE, no more black and white please.

  • Gareth L Pieterse - 2012-11-25 16:15

    Nice to hear something went smoothly for a change.

  • mpblom - 2012-11-25 16:17

    Just as we can never go back to apartheid, we must never go back to the ANC. Think Madiba is hanging his head in shame... Let's unite as a nation again, and my him proud again!

  • michael.jackwood - 2012-11-25 16:18

    I am waiting for a person of colour to lead DA, then i may just start thinking, only thinking i mean about voting for them, so far i am not convinced as yet, too early to trust any Zille with my vote! Zille must know that she is a stumbling block for many voters, not because she is white, but her attitude and disrespect towards Zuma will work againts DA for a very long time, perception matters in politics!

      Ryan - 2012-11-25 16:27

      You say her being white is not important to you, yet you mention her skin colour as the prime reason why you won't vote for her. You're a racist because you don't care about her ability - you merely see a white woman and you obviously don't like whites. As for Zuma, he's been disrespected far more by the ANCYL and his own party members. Zille spends her time governing the Cape, not taking cheap shots at a lame duck state president.

      matusowsky - 2012-11-25 16:27

      You are wrong to think the way you do about party leadership. Who cares about black, white, asian, indian, coloured, green, red, orange? As long as the leader is good or knows what they are doing, they should be leading the country. If you prefer Zuma over Zille then I sure as hell hope you're happy that your money is being spent on his compound rather than on maintenance of your streets, traffic lights, water systems etc.

      brian.exmachina - 2012-11-25 16:40

      You need to see past colour and look at the facts: the DA are winning awards for good governance while the ANC is in the news for all the wrong reasons every day. The DA are getting clean audits in their municipalities, while the ANC ones are going bankrupt. It's time to stop looking at race and consider who is performing better. Be that as it may though, the DA will have a black leader soon enough. Likely candidates in my opinion: Lindiwe Mazibuko or Mmusi Maimane.

      geronimo.feather - 2012-11-25 16:51

      The DA does not want people like you who can't see beyond race. The DA stands for non-racialism (unlike the ANC). So perhaps you are better off with the ANC?...

      michael.jackwood - 2012-11-25 16:58

      I am not racist, i am just stating facts, was it necessary for Helen Zille to intrude president home with the media while her party at national level has requested the public protector to investigate the matter, now, what happens when that person becomes head of state, that means she will even send police to peoples houses! I say no to H Zille for president!

      patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-11-25 17:02

      DA do not need voters like you, vote for the ANC if that is what you want.You call it disrespect towards Zuma, but show me one thing Zuma did to be respected for.

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-25 17:12

      Now here's the thing!! Decent PEOPLE, no matter what colour, creed, kind, sexual preference, religious views etc etc etc. like us PEOPLE think, DO NOT concern us with pathetic comments like youve just made. Your hideous ignorant comment which is both sexist and racist, does allow your simple mind to vote. And hey, that's democracy! They say sheep are stupid, I think they're more intelligent than people like you that make ignorant statements like you!

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-25 17:32

      @Michael Jacksonj (very original!) - - The DA contested 60 by-elections since 2010 – they increased their share of the vote by 55 of these - The DA won ward 88 in Cape Town off the ANC. For the first time ever, the DA now runs every ward in Mitchell’s Plain - The DA has won 7 wards off the ANC in by-elections since 2010. - The DA have increased their share of the vote in 32 of 35 ANC-run wards theycontested since 2010 - By-elections: In 3 ANC-run wards (Tshwane, Matatiele & Mkhondo) they increased their vote by more than 20% - 2011 Local Government Elections were the best ever for the DA. they increased their share of the vote to 24% - In 2011, the DA’s share of the vote grew in every single metro. - In 2011, the DA grew its support in Cape Town from 42% (2006) to 63%. - In 2011, the DA won 14 new municipalities. Now MJ? What do you know about cANCer? Except , lies, rape, thievery, polygamy, self-engaged/self-gained leaders! Why? Do you still think the ANC is still so fantastic? What have YOU got out of them since they took over power? Its a hideous shame, that a PRESIDENT, of all people, robs the millions upon millions of poor from "A Better Life For ALL", when they dont even have a roof over their heads, and going to bed without anything int their stomach's. YOU should be ashamed of yourselves!

      michael.jackwood - 2012-11-25 17:48

      Patricia De Wet, Zuma is running the country where your business is doing very well, or where the company you work for is very succesful, maybe you are not aware of that, and this year there has been a significant growth in house hold income ever since 1994; lookk dont make comments because of newspaper headlines you read every Sunday, government is working, Zuma goes around the World on international relations mission where country invest in this country with confidence so that you and i can trade or our companies can grow, is that enough to answer your question, and lastly if it was not for Zuma, Malema was going to render this country ungovernable and kick you out of your farm, so dont just criticize Zuma without thinking straight.

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-25 17:49

      @MJ - Bottom line is. EVERYONE in this country, whether you pay monthly taxes from your salary, ot VAT from waht you buy from your shops, petrol, clothing, pays TAX!!!!! ITS YOUR MONEY! Jacob Zuma, and his 40 thieves, are stealing YOUR money, to build fancy palaces, book charter flights to all over the world, taking entire families, buy the MOST expensive cars etc etc etc . on YOUR money!!! The money they PROMISE to give "A Better Life FOr ALL!" Millions, upon millions of human beings dont have a roof over the theirs heads, and go to be hungry. Men, women, and children. And here YOU are ranting and raving on why the thief at the top, should live in a R250 000 000 (thats Two Hundred and Fifty MILLION, a QUARTER of a BILLION Rand) house, that he stole from people like YOU and me? Dont be dom dude. See the bigger picture. Dont see a white madam,and her coconuts. Think of your children's future. Cause man, they wont have one soon!

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-25 18:40

      "Zuma is running the country where your business is doing very well, or where the company you work for is very succesful, maybe you are not aware of that, and this year there has been a significant growth in house hold income ever since 1994" Significant house hold income, for whom????????? THEY are NOT ADDRESSING the VERY people who need it! THE POOOOOR!!! You dude, seem like a rather educated individual, yet you surprise me, with your TOTAL lack of what they promise! They feel fckall about the person in the street! AND THAT WILL BE CHANGED!!!!

      patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-11-26 10:26

      I am glad that you think he can think. Half the time when he is on this so called missions most of the cabinet goes with. He is not speaking he is reading what other people tell him to do. Most of the time he is looking for another wife and keeping out of the courts. Zuma is not running the country, people in the background are trying. The wives like shopping overseas, but it must be difficult for him to decide on the wife to go with.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-25 16:21

    #FreedomYouCanUse Surely showed us an outstandingly professional all embracing and civilized conference this weekend and the ripples are so large that the energy is engulfing the nation. Let the Blue Wave roll on and over everything that is of "Absolutely No Consequence".

  • Shoni Rajah Mbedzi - 2012-11-25 16:34

    De election was fair and clearly, we are moving 4ward,no more turning back,VIVA DA VIVA

  • Ernest - 2012-11-25 16:40

    even thou im not a DA suppoter iwill love to see this laddy stay on that position for a very long time up untill what she fought for and SA new dream comes true. and iwish that DA could learn from each and every mistake tha ANC ever done like replacing the goods with the bads,dividing this country racialy,dissmal failing madibas dream of rainbow nation on its best GOD BLESS YOU only for a change.

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-11-25 16:42

    ......its time for the ANC national conference in few days to come....all things set nd ready....were real leadership will be elected without compromise.....

      surfing.sam.9 - 2012-11-25 16:56

      Real criminals yes, don't use anc and leadership in the same sentence, you just make a fool of yourself.

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-25 17:53

      And you woke up and your face was in your pap!

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-25 17:54

      Mbuso, your a what? ;-)

  • brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-25 17:03

    There will be a peaceful flooding of "Blue" waves, heading north all the way up to Limpopo River, still in my life time! VIVA DA, VIVA!!!!!!

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-11-25 18:32

    Michael do you really believe the the ANC Government has any impact on the success of any business in S.A. Zuma cannot string five honest words together and you tell me he creates investor confidence. What investors, the only investors here do so as they need our resources and not asma result of ingenious strategy of our Government. Yes there is international trade but resource based. Dont ever believe that we have proven we can do any more than that. Testament of this great government is the recent downgrading of our country rating. Proof that the rest of the world has no confidence in Government policy or strategy. This beloved ANC of yours is nothing but an exploiting, irresponsible, short sighted parasite. The fact that your company or that of your employer is doing well has little to do with our Goverment. When our resources are done and our need for very, very, expensive capital equipment is gone then wevwill see whether thevrest of the world is really incentivised / persuaded in invest here - please tell me another one. If your only wish is a person of colour to lead our country then maybe you should raise your level of expectations!

  • dbo.kacebisa - 2012-11-25 18:33

    So mama Smurf is re elected again hmmm big deal. ANC has been multi racial from time immemorial. The good thing about ANC is that we are never sure who will come out victors in Mangaung as for DA it was all given. Watch this space

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-25 20:17

      Afraid? be very afraid! :-) TROLL! Now back under your bridge! IMMEDIATELY!

      markus.andersson.129 - 2012-11-26 02:19

      DA:s top six is diverse with white, coloured and black. Where are the whites or coloureds in the ANC top 6? Hmm?

  • WuXingShou - 2012-11-25 18:44

    Well done Prof. James.

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