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DA adamant that Maimane was never in the running for Western Cape premier

19 September 2018 1:08 PM
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DA leader Mmusi Maimane
Economic Development MEC Alan Winde
Premier of the western Cape
The DA has announced Alan Winde as the Premier of the Western Cape to take over from Helen Zille.

The Democratic Alliance has named Alan Winde as the Premier of the Western Cape. Winde is currently the MEC for Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape.

DA's national spokesperson Solly Malatsi says the party's federal executive ratified Winde as the party's choice on Tuesday evening when it met in Cape Town.

Malatsi rubbished reports that Mmusi Maimane was also in the running of the Western Cape premiership saying it is false reporting.

Read: Maimane nominates himself for premier candidacy of the Western Cape

There has been incorrect reporting it. Maimane was never in the running whatsoever for the premiership of the Western Cape.

Solly Malatsi, DA National spokesperson

He was approached to consider availing himself but the reports were as if there's been a formal nomination or voluntary nomination on his part when there wasn't.

Solly Malatsi, DA National spokesperson

Malatsi says Maimane explained to FedEx that he had been approached but after careful consideration, he won't be honouring the approach.

The primary reason for him not to consider that request is that he remains committed to driving our national project which is to "Build one South Africa for all" and he did not want to be distracted by additional responsibilities that could divert his time and effort.

Solly Malatsi, DA National spokesperson

To hear the rest of the conversation with DA's Solly Malatsi, listen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : DA adamant that Maimane was never in the running for Western Cape premier


19 September 2018 1:08 PM
Tags:
DA leader Mmusi Maimane
Economic Development MEC Alan Winde
Premier of the western Cape

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