Promises, shifting allegiances stir up DA race to replace Selfe

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Promises, shifting allegiances stir up DA race to replace Selfe

The leader of the party’s most influential province has already made a commitment to one candidate

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Helen Zille will not be able to rely on her longtime ally, Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela, to support her bid to replace James Selfe as the new federal council chairperson this coming weekend.

Madikizela revealed to Times Select that by the time Zille approached him for support, he had already thrown his weight behind Zille’s opponent, former Nelson Mandela Bay metro mayor Athol Trollip.

 “There are people who entered the race very late, when I had already committed to support a particular individual. So I am a man of my word. Unfortunately, I could not be persuaded by other people,” said Madikizela...

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