Who’s who at the DA’S congress

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THIS week­end, the party holds its Gaut­eng provin­cial congress in Boks­burg. It’s ex­pected to be at­tended by 1 200 del­e­gates from more than 400 branches.

They’ll be key to the elec­tions for the provin­cial lead­er­ship – a cru­cial se­lec­tion for the party which al­ready has its eye on the 2016 mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions.

The in­cum­bent provin­cial leader is John Moodey, a mem­ber of the Provin­cial Leg­is­la­ture (MPL) for the past 10 years. The only other con­tender to the po­si­tion is Re­filoe Nt’sekhe, who be­came an MPL this year, and is a for­mer Gaut­eng provin­cial spokesman and for­mer Ekurhu­leni ward coun­cil­lor.

The role of provin­cial chair, cur­rently oc­cu­pied by Mike Mo­ri­arty, is un­con­tested. The po­si­tion will be oc­cu­pied by MPL Solly Msi­manga, who is the cur­rent chair­man of the Gaut­eng North re­gion, Tsh­wane coun­cil­lor and a for­mer cau­cus chair.

Can­di­dates for the deputy chair­per­son are: MPL Michele Clarke, the cur­rent com­mu­nity safety spokesman; Tsh­wane coun­cil­lor Hannes Coet­zee; coun­cil­lor Vasco Da Gama, the DA Cau­cus Leader in Joburg; and Ekurhu­leni cau­cus PR coun­cil­lor Shel­ley Loe. – Staff Re­porter

PROVIN­CIAL CHAIR: Solly Msi­manga

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