Democratic Alliance spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko was on Thursday elected as the party’s leader in Parliament. She defeated incumbent Athol Trollip for the post. Mazibuko, 31, was expected to win the contest after a number of party stalwarts, including leader Helen Zille, voiced their support for her. She was elected by the DA’s 83-member caucus.
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Lindiwe Mazibuko decided to put her name forward to lead the party’s parliamantary caucus of the Democratic Alliance (DA). “I’m very pleased to announce that I have decided to stand as a candidate for the position of parliamantary leader in the mid-term caucus leadership elections”, Mazibuko is quoted by reporters from Cape Town. Some people seeing her decision and her choise of team-members (Watty Watson and Wilmot James for caucus chairman) as an ideal setting to lead the party into a 21st century vision for the country.
The Press describes her as a leader with qualities, integrity and pleasant disposition. She would not shy away from debate, she would get her hands dirty, she would work. And what’s actually of secondary importance is her skin. Nevertheless this point could be also a well change for the predominantly white Democratic Alliance. Continue reading →