DA National spokesperson Refiloe Ntsekhe responds to the weekend front page news story in City Press that the DA was on the verge of a split and numerous senior MPs had been to the Institute of Race Relations.
The Democratic Alliance flatly denied this on Monday morning.
I think we need to be concerned with the nature of journalism at City Press, that such an article would even make it as front page news.— Refiloe Ntsekhe, DA National spokesperson
She says the nature of being a liberal organisation is that robust discussions are encouraged.
That is not an indication of a party that is splitting.— Refiloe Ntsekhe, DA National spokesperson
She adds that MPs consulting the IRR is of no concern as the organisation operates in a way that encourages discussion not only within but with other organisations, and finding out how they view the DA.
She says it makes no logical sense to begin a new party on the eve of an election.
She says there will not be a full consultation and discussion about this as it does not warrant it.
Take a listen to what the DA says:
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