DA Announces Mayoral Candidates Ahead Of Polls

The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday announced its mayoral candidates for South Africa’s major cities.

The candidates include; Geordin Hill-Lewis (Cape Town, Mpho Phalatse (Johannesburg), Refiloe Nt’sekhe (Ekurhuleni), Nqaba Banga (Nelson Mandela Bay), and Randall Williams (Tshwane).

These candidates will contest for the positions during the local government elections, whose date is yet to be confirmed.

The Constitutional Court is hearing arguments in favour and against postponing the elections from October to February next year.

“We, in the DA, feel that this is an important part of the democratic process,” said DA leader, John Steenhuisen.

“We have a duty to let voters know, well ahead of the elections, who will be tasked with running their cities and towns should we win in those municipalities, or secure the majority share of a coalition government.

“Democracy isn’t just about casting your vote on election day. It’s a process and it should start well before the ballot box.”

There are 97 political parties contesting the local government elections.