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We failed you before but never again, new DA boss Steenhuisen vows

The days of breaking trust with South Africans are over, he says after landslide victory over Mbali Ntuli

Political reporter

Newly elected DA leader John Steenhuisen has vowed that the DA will not break the trust of South Africans under his leadership.

Steenhuisen made this bold undertaking immediately after his stunning victory against KwaZulu-Natal MPL Mbali Ntuli, saying the DA had made mistakes in the past and failed to be an ally of the people.

“There were moments in our recent past when the DA looked for populist shortcuts and failed to offer clear solutions to the decline caused by state control. There have been times when the DA failed to be a dependable ally in the people’s fight for power,” said Steenhuisen in his election acceptance speech to the 2,000 DA members who took part in the party's digital electoral conference, a first for SA...

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