Londt leads DA
The East Region of the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape this weekend held a successful regional Annual General Meeting in Hartenbos.
A total of 258 voting delegates participated in the elective AGM ahead of the provincial congress to be held on 7 October.
Jaco Londt was re-elected as the regional chairperson.
The position of chairperson was contested by Memory Booysen and Jaco Londt. Londt won with 67,3% (173 votes), while Booysen managed to secure 32,7% - 84 - of the votes. Booysen was elected as one of three regional deputy chairpersons.
Candidates from across the DA's east region contested the various positions.
East Regional Chairperson: Jaco Londt; East Regional Deputy Chairpersons: Memory Booysen, Eleanore Bouw-Spies and Dr Annelie Rabie
East Regional Chair of Finance: Mossel Bay deputy mayor Dirk Kotzé was re-elected with 80,9% of the voting support.
East Regional Secretary: Tertuis Simmers with almost 75% of the vote.
East Region Additional Members (four positions): Stag Cronje, Sumeia Ndayi, Grant Riddles and Aletta Theron.
Regional Non-Public Representatives to Federal Council: Schaun Meyers and Elrico van Rooyen. Regional ADAC / Federal Council Representative: Rudolph Smith.
The DA leadership team in the run-up to the 2019 election was chosen at a conference held in Hartenbos this past weekend. Jaco Londt (second from left, back) was re-elected as chair for the DA east region. Mossel Bay deputy mayor Dirk Kotze (far right) was re-elected as chair of finance.