'DA factionalism has always been there, only now it is being made public'

A triumphant Bonginkosi Madikizela was elected the new leader of the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape at the province's elective congress held in Goodwood, Cape Town on Saturday.

Madikizela has been acting in the position since January after Patricia de Lille left it to become the Cape Town City mayor.

In his victory speech, Madikizela stressed that the party must rid itself of factionalism.

Political analyst David Maimela says factionalism in the DA has always existed, but it's only now being widely reported in the media.

What we are beginning to see is the reporting of factionalism within the DA.

David Maimela, Political analyst

Most political parties do have a phenomenon of factionalism. The level of division or factionalism actually varies from time to time.

David Maimela, Political analyst

The first one being factionalism based on ideological divisions about policy perspectives and ideas that the party must represent and pursue - and the second one based on contestation of positions and personalities....

David Maimela, Political analyst

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