Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance (DA) has elected Tertuis Simmers as its leader in the Western Cape, a position crucial as the party prepares for the 2024 elections.
Simmers, the infrastructure MEC, won against Bonginkosi Madikizela at the party’s provincial congress in Cape Town.
[BREAKING NEWS] Tertuis Simmers beats Bonginkosi Madikizela to be elected new Democratic Alliance Western Cape leader.
Tune into #Newzroom405 for more details. pic.twitter.com/RKZep0uhUH
— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) November 11, 2023
The DA, currently the leading party in the Western Cape, aims to dislodge the African National Congress (ANC) from power in three provinces in 2024, with the Western Cape being key.
3/3 “I am delighted to declare that our 2024 campaign will see us continuing the fight for better lives and livelihoods of our people in the Province.” – @tertuissimmers #DAWesternCapeCongress23 pic.twitter.com/8NwcbciDnw
— DA Western Cape (@WesternCapeDA) November 11, 2023
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu