The events that have unfolded in the DA have shown that Zille has more influence than Maimane. He serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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In refusing to even acknowledge, never mind address, serious examples of racism and double standards, the party actively chose to endorse racism and resist transformation, writes Shaun August.
Shaun August, former DA chief whip in the Cape Town council, claims that concerns about the victimisation of DA councillors who didn't vote for a motion of no confidence against outgoing Mayor Patricia de Lille earlier this year fell on deaf ears.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has admitted that his statement – that five former DA members who resigned as Cape Town councillors last week were implicated in incriminating forensic reports – was incorrect.
The DA's Cape Town council chief whip Shaun August has resigned in council, shortly after Mayor Patricia de Lille defended herself against allegations of corruption in the meeting.
The Democratic Alliance's caucus chairperson in the Western Cape has resigned from his post in the province's legislature.
DA members of a Cape Town ward have demanded that metro chairperson Shaun August and councillor Matthew Kempthorne be removed from their positions.
When prison warder Shaun August first saw a formidable Patricia de Lille 16 years ago, he never dreamt that he would one day become one of her closest allies.
Former DA City of Cape Town chief whip Shaun August says he and four other former DA councillors have not received an apology from DA leader Mmusi Maimane for saying they were implicated in a report that found maladministration had occurred at the City.
Shaun August has taken issue with remarks make by Mmusi Maimane in his Bokomoso newsletter and in the media.
In a dramatic morning in the City of Cape Town council, DA chief whip Shaun August has resigned in council in support of outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille.
Five DA members go into this weekend’s Western Cape leadership race following a bruising two-week contest rocked by scandals involving leaked party documents and allegations of race-based campaigning.
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