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Makashule Gana seated at Mike's Heritage House in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Makashule Gana seated at Mike's Heritage House in Parktown, Johannesburg.
James de Villiers

Makashule Gana - who left the DA last week after being a member for 20 years - says the DA has "seemingly abandoned" its ambitions to grow after the 2019 election, and instead has focused on consolidation. That is why Gana told James de Villiers that he is focused on creating a political alternative to help save South Africa from collapse.  

Former Gauteng member of provincial legislature (MPL) Makashule Gana - who last week resigned from the Democratic Alliance (DA) after being a member for 20 years - believes that roughly 20% of the South African electorate is up for grabs. 

That is why Gana, 39, has set his sights on creating a political alternative - alongside Rivonia Circle's Songezo Zibi - to help stop the collapse of South Africa, as the DA has decided to instead focus on "consolidation".  

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