W Cape DA to vote in leaders

2012-10-13 10:23

Cape Town - Hundreds of blue-shirt clad Democratic Alliance leaders gathered in Cape Town on Saturday morning ahead of voting in a new set of provincial party leaders.

Party members danced and sang at the International Convention Centre, while handing out pamphlets punting their preferred candidates.

At least 864 people were in attendance, with around 200 members still on their way.

The party would vote in a provincial leader, deputy leader, chairperson, three deputy chairs, four additional provincial executive committee members and a chair of finance.

Provincial Social Development and Sport MEC Ivan Meyer was standing uncontested for the provincial leadership position.

Western Cape Health MEC Theuns Botha was the sole nominee for deputy provincial leader, as was Local Government MEC Anton Bredell for provincial chairperson.

Ten people were contesting the position of deputy chair.

Four were contesting the finance chair position.

Voting would wrap up by 11:00 and the results announced around 16:00.

  • christopher.m.lowe - 2012-10-13 10:38

    This is an annointment, not an election. What happened to the word "Democratic" in "Democratic Alliance"?

      tumisang.kolobe - 2012-10-13 12:03

      In the absence of any logical reasons bum holes will always resort to slate and swearing and in this case Chris make a logical argument and some bum hole can only come with bum hole as an answer to logical explanation.Ling is a bum hole

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-13 12:58

      Tumisang, have you considered yet that he may be the only candidate?.

      sxp - 2012-10-13 15:19

      Mobrule in action, also known as democracy.

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-13 10:48

    May the DA continue with the tradition of chosing eduated people to serve the nation competently.I dont like former teachers runing municipalities and my govenment anymore.they are lazy and incompetent.

      JamesMWood - 2012-10-13 13:25

      Or nurses aka drug smuglers and head of health department

  • John.Yossarian22 - 2012-10-13 10:50

    Some disappointing, and uninformed comments. And of course the tedious racism. So it's OK if the whole COSATU leadership get elected unopposed? Just naming one of many examples.

  • michael.bushes.7 - 2012-10-13 11:09

    At least the DA is making progress in electing non-white leaders, unlike the demonic ANC hell bent on keeping non-blacks out of power. As the ANC erodes away into the abyss, expect violence and intimidation to increase.

      anele.bungane.7 - 2013-03-14 14:50

      The make up of the DA, it's membership and leadership, is a direct opposite of the demographics of the country. The quintessential DA supporter is a closet Nats supporter. They hate democracy unless it suits them, have a misguided sense of superiority, think the word majority is a collective noun for uneducated idiots. As long as the DA and it's supporters behave this way, the ANC is going to keep winning elections in this country. Protecting white privilege and downplaying the concerns of the poor African majority will only win you elections in the suburbs, nowhere else.

      anele.bungane.7 - 2013-03-14 14:59

      It's ok to dream Michael. If wishes were horses, Michael would ride. The ANC will lead until the return of Jesus. As long as the poor unemployed African majority keeps seeing whites enjoying all the privileges of a better life even after democracy, the ANC will be mandated to work even harder to level the playing fields that were distorted by colonialism and apartheid. Africans still live in squatter whilst the whites are living it up in suburbs. African unemployment is almost 30% while white unemployment is 6%, better than most countries in the developed world.

  • siphiwo.maurice - 2012-10-13 11:34

    We only wish the DA, will use this provincial conference to democratically elect people of good standing and show that, it has members from all different races in the land. It is a show time. What I read from this slot here, all contestants, are from one race group. This could have a negative impact in their run for 2014 national elections, should they fail to inclusiveness.

  • wayne.abroue - 2012-10-13 11:40

    Who cares, WE DON"T THE DACEIVERS ,

  • Deon de Lange - 2012-10-13 11:57

    Wow! A peaceful political gathering in SA. No stabbings, shootings, chair-throwing, riot police, water cannons, disruptions, post-ponements, bum-showing, coffin-carrying, threats, intimidation, brown-envelopes-from-the-back-of-luxury-4x4s, walk-outs, name-calling or even promises to kill or die for a preferred candidate. How marvellously refreshing.

  • josefaramelato.mthombeni - 2012-10-13 11:59

    DA sucks man!!

      sxp - 2012-10-13 15:22

      ..and the ANC sucks it's own people dry and idiots like you do not even realize or care.

  • sphala - 2012-10-13 12:16

    In overall DA expect less than 1200 delegate to show BREAKING NEWS ON eNCA

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-13 13:01

      Sphala, nonthing funny about the amount of delegates. Only honest people with integrity can belong to the DA. The liars, cheats and thieves toi toi alongside you.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-10-13 13:43

    Wow! A cure for cANCer! Groundswells gaining momentum. Proportional representation will swing the tide. 35% should be a walk in the park. Anything more will signal a new beginning.

  • sachasea - 2012-10-13 19:18

    How are these provincial party leaders voted in? Can any card holding members of the party vote or is it like the African National Congress in that only delegates get to vote?

  • anele.bungane.7 - 2013-03-14 14:36

    These DA elections sound a lot like ZANU PF and IFP elections where people stand unopposed and positions are uncontested. Seemingly, it is only in the ANC where there is real conte station.

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