PODCAST | POLITICS UNMUTED: John Steenhuisen vs Mbali Ntuli - countdown to DA elective conference

  • The Democratic Alliance's virtual elective conference is set to take place on Saturday.
  • About 2 000 delegates will meet virtually to choose either KwaZulu-Natal MPL Mbali Ntuli or former chief whip John Steenhuisen as their leader.
  • It's a critical moment for the DA, in the run up to the 2021 local government elections.

In the second episode of Politics Unmuted, a brand new podcast by News24, we talk about the official opposition, the state it's in, and what needs to happen for the party to rebuild itself.

Political editor Qaanitah Hunter talks to News24 political reporters Jason Felix and Lizeka Tandwa about whether it will ever become a viable alternative for South African voters. 

The trio of political hacks talk about the party's policies, the problems that plague it, and the possible scenarios for its future.

Felix says it "may take 30 years", but he believes the party will grow.

The elective conference this weekend will also determine its future and who will be its leader - Hunter asks will it be KwaZulu-Natal-Natal MPL Mbali Ntuli or former chief whip John Steenhuisen?

Hunter doesn't believe Ntuli's chances are good, and Tandwa is in agreement, despite the fact that Ntuli is young, black and a "workhorse". 

In this vibrant debate, the three journalists agree to disagree, but all bring insight and interesting perspectives to the table.

Politics Unmuted, where our microphones are never muted and we turn up the volume on all things political. 

New episodes to be released every Friday.

If you missed our inaugural episode on the corruption pandemic in the country, listen to it here:

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