Former Democratic Alliance (DA) Midvaal Executive Mayor, Bongani Baloyi has parted ways with his political home.
He tendered his resignation a short while ago.
Baloyi was amongst the youngest mayor and led a successful government in Midvaal.
Earlier this year, he was touted to become an Action-SA mayoral candidate.
However, in an exclusive interview with the SABC News after terminating his DA membership, Baloyi did not want to reveal his future political home except to say he is not lost to politics.
In a Tweet, he says, “@Our_DA ends today. It has been an amazing 14 years which I will always be proud of and I will remain great full to the DA for their support and opportunities afforded to me. I leave out of my OWN agency. Not because I am being purged or any nonsense.”
Like that. I leave on my time and terms, with a clean track record in Government and the party. Now it’s time for me to focus on exciting opportunities before me. Good luck to the friends, colleagues and leadership of @Our_DA. We will meet somewhere ??? #BonganiBaloyiLeavesDA
— Bongani Baloyi (@BonganiBaloyiEM) December 20, 2021
The DA leadership say they received Baloyi’s resignation on Monday morning.
In a Tweet they say, “ Bongani has served the DA and the people of Midvaal Municipality excellently over the years. He became the country’s youngest mayor at the age of 26 back in 2013.”
Since then, he demonstrated the DA’s commitment to clean and efficient government that serves people as its top priority.
We have noted that Bongani is pursuing other opportunities after a decade long career in politics. We wish him well and throw our support fully behind him.
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) December 20, 2021