Political analyst Steven Friedman believes chances of Democratic Alliance (DA) member of the Gauteng Legislature Makashule Gana being voted the party’s interim leaders are very slim.
Friedman says the fact that John Steenhuizen is seen as the favourite in the race for the position makes it difficult for the party to convince potential members that it is multi-racial.
The DA will elect its interim leader when the party’s Federal Council sits this the weekend.
The party says the only item on the agenda will be the election of the Interim Federal leader and interim Federal chairperson to lead the party until the Federal congress next year.
Candidates for the interim Federal chairperson are, Ivan Meyer, Khume Ramulifho and Nomafrench Mbombo.
Friedman says that every time a black candidate contested for an office against a white candidate, the black candidate lost, so Gana has a huge mountain to climb.
Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela pulled out of the race last week.
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