DA members in Pietermaritzburg criticise decision to replace party loyalist with ANC defector as councillor candidate

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Disgruntled DA members have expressed their displeasure after the party allegedly dropped one of its loyalist, Melisha Paul, for Rachel Soobiah after the latter was announced as the councillor candidate for Ward 30, in Northdale.

They said Paul had initially put her hand up for the councillor candidate position and had no opposition, so she deserved a spot on the ballot paper.

The protests against Soobiah came after the DA revealed that she had jumped ship from the ANC and would be its councillor candidate for Ward 30 in the upcoming municipal elections.

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