Streaming issues? Report here
Pippa Hudson 2019 1500 BW 2 Pippa Hudson 2019 1500 BW 2
Lunch with Pippa Hudson
13:00 - 15:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
See full line-up
Lunch with Pippa Hudson
13:00 - 15:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

DA needs to go back to its old roots, says Deputy Federal Chair Mike Waters

7 October 2019 2:51 PM
Tags:
Mmusi Maimane
DA
DA leader
Mike Waters
DA Federal Council
DA Federal Council chair election
deputy federal chair

Mike Waters is gunning for the position of DA Federal Council chairperson, alongside Helen Zille, Athol Trollip and Thomas Walters.

The DA's Deputy Federal Chair Mike Waters says the party needs to go back to what it once was before, if it wants to reconnect with voters.

Waters is in the race for the position of the DA Federal Council chairperson, alongside former DA leader Helen Zille and others who are contesting.

RELATED: Zille: People putting my name forward are trying to heal the party

Waters says the internal election of the Federal Council chair is an opportunity to turn things around for the party.

He believes that the organisation needs to let go of policies such as BEE and return to its roots of classical liberalism and non-racialism.

I believe we [the DA] need to reconnect with our voters... we continue to bleed voters.

Mike Waters, DA MP and deputy federal chair

I believe we have to go back to our roots of classical liberalism and non-racialism.

Mike Waters, DA MP and deputy federal chair

We need to drop issues like race-based BEE and become the party of opportunity and aspiration. I believe that will resonate with the majority of voters in the country.

Mike Waters, DA MP and deputy federal chair

As I've said before, I do not support BEE, it's a race-based policy and it doesn't work.

Mike Waters, DA MP and deputy federal chair

Waters has denied claims that he's behind the media leaks attempting to discredit DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

Maimane has been facing damning allegations that his lifestyle has been funded by corrupt business figures.

RELATED: Calls for early DA election to be decided at Federal Council meeting

Waters is considered one of Maimane's most vocal critics. He claims that the DA members who do not take Maimane to task are more likely behind the leaks.

Competing with Waters and Zille for the top post are Athol Trollip and Thomas Walters.

Listen to Mike Waters in conversation with Clement Manyathela:

Image: Michael Waters Facebook.


This article first appeared on 702 : DA needs to go back to its old roots, says Deputy Federal Chair Mike Waters


7 October 2019 2:51 PM
Tags:
Mmusi Maimane
DA
DA leader
Mike Waters
DA Federal Council
DA Federal Council chair election
deputy federal chair

More from Politics

tito-mboweni-mtbpsjpg

Mboweni under fire for remarks linking Tygerberg Hospital to racial segregation

29 October 2020 12:55 PM

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has come under fire for remarks he made about Tygerberg Hospital during his mid-term budget speech in Parliament.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

201028 Mboweni1

SA faces debt trap warns Mboweni, departmental budget cuts to fund SAA bailout

28 October 2020 7:08 PM

Is National Treasury not robbing Peter to pay Paul? Bruce Whitfield gets reaction to the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Muslim cemetery

City of Cape Town sets record straight: no after-hours Muslim burial tariff

28 October 2020 2:00 PM

Mayco member Zahid Badroodien says it is not true that the Muslim burial rate has increased.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

[WATCH LIVE] Mboweni unpacks mid-term budget review

28 October 2020 12:47 PM

How bad are SA’s debt woes? We'll find out when Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tables his mid-term budget review in Parliament at 2pm.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ramaphosa-imbizojpg

[WATCH] President Ramaphosa shuts down Level 3 lockdown rumours

28 October 2020 9:41 AM

Ramaphosa says the rumours are untrue and he is likely to address the nation next week.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mo Shaik

State capture a major reason for decline in crime fighting capacity - Mo Shaik

28 October 2020 7:48 AM

The former head of SA Secret Service says overall architecture once had in 1994 no longer matches the problem SA has today.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

mbowenibudgetspeech129

'Mboweni, use private sector as partner to oversee spending of borrowed money!'

27 October 2020 9:12 PM

Tito Mboweni's about to change his position on debt, says analyst Lumkile Mondi ahead of the tabling of the 'mini-budget'.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190801da-logogif

SCA ruling a 'victory' for residents of Tshwane

27 October 2020 5:58 PM

Gauteng cooperative governance MEC Lebogang Maile put the metro of Tshwane into administration back in April.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Kataza the baboon

City of Cape Town ordered Kataza's forced relocation, Cape Nature reveals

27 October 2020 8:58 AM

This was in a written affidavit filed by Cape Nature in Ryno Engelbrecht's court case against CoCT disputing the moving of Kataza.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Lockdown levels South Africa Covid-19 coronavirus 123rf

'Another hard lockdown will cause even more state violence'

26 October 2020 6:27 PM

Futurist Graeme Codrington and economist Dick Forslund on how a 2nd hard lockdown and a 2nd Covid wave might affect our country.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward