The ANC leader in the Western Cape Provincial Legislature, Cameron Dugmore, has accused the DA of applying double standards in dealing with party members.
This follows Bonginkosi Madikizela’s resignation as the DA provincial leader and the Western Cape Transport MEC.
Madikizela falsely claimed that he had a B Com degree. He’s said the so-called exposé had everything to do with his ambitions to become the DA’s Mayoral candidate. He was initially suspended for two weeks as party leader and provincial cabinet minister.
Madikizela apologises for qualifications saga:
Dugmore says more consistency is required from the DA.
“They have one way of dealing with Black leaders in the DA and another way of dealing with White leaders almost two separate standards that they apply nothing has been said about the allegations on Saldanha mayor in terms of the allegations that he fabricated his CV and we also know the history in George in the way that the DA dealt with mayor Malvin Naik,” says Dugmore.
The DA in the Western Cape has welcomed Madikizela’s resignation. DA Provincial Chairperson, Jaco Londt, says the province’s Community Safety Minister, Albert Fritz, will remain the acting provincial leader until the party elects an interim leader at its provincial council on May 29.
Londt elaborates on the DA’s view over Madikizela’s resignation:
Meanwhile, Western Cape Health MEC, Nomafrench Mbombo, has also resigned as the federal leader of the DA Women’s Network. It is not yet clear why she stepped down from the position.
Her deputy, Arlene Adams, will assume her role.