News24.com | JUST IN | I am leaving the DA, but I am not leaving politics

News24.com | JUST IN | I am leaving the DA, but I am not leaving politics

Politics

  • The DA’s Makashule Gana has resigned from the celebration and his position in the Gauteng legislature.
  • Gana mentioned whereas he was resigning from the DA, he would not be totally misplaced to politics.
  • He revealed that he was becoming a member of “an emerging generation of leaders and activists committed to mobilising and organising to return power to the people of South Africa”.

DA member of the Gauteng legislature Makashule Gana has resigned as a member of the celebration and the legislature.

Gana introduced in an announcement:

Today, I have resigned as a member of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and as a member of the Gauteng Legislature.

While he was leaving the DA, Gana made it clear that he would not be misplaced to politics as he could be becoming a member of “an emerging generation of leaders and activists committed to mobilising and organising to return power to the people of South Africa”.

He cited “a widening trust deficit between citizens and political parties” as having motivated him to go away the DA.

Gana mentioned the belief deficit had resulted in lots of eligible voters turning down the alternative to vote out of despair and disappointment.

He mentioned he believed “the next generation of politics in South Africa will be built on citizen political empowerment, localised organising, and participation to elevate local issues and to grow new, younger leaders to take communities and South Africa forward”.

“There is a new generation of leaders raising their hands to shape a new political culture that does exactly that. A person that exemplifies this new generation of leaders is Songezo Zibi, who has articulated a vision in his latest book, Manifesto: A New Vision for South Africa,” added Gana.

Last yr, Gana and DA Member of Parliament Solly Malatsi launched into a 500km run from Soweto to Tzaneen to lift funds for varsity uniforms and sanitary pads. They had been in a position to elevate greater than the R500 000 goal that they had set for themselves.

READ | Two DA members to embark on 500km run to lift funds for varsity uniforms and sanitary pads

In his assertion, Gana mentioned South Africans “deserved a country where all are free and secure to pursue a life of happiness and well-being”.

He mentioned this required “bold, decisive leadership that gives power back to the people and enables them to work together in developing and implementing solutions that work for their communities”.

Gana joined the DA in 2002 as a 19-year-old scholar at the University of Limpopo. For the final 20 years, he has served as an activist and a member and chief of the DA.

politics Makashule Gana in DA regalia on campaign trail

Makashule Gana participating with a neighborhood member on the marketing campaign path in Ivory Park.

During his time in the DA, Gana served as youth chief, deputy federal council chairperson, chairperson of the celebration’s MPL Network, and marketing campaign supervisor for a number of elections, together with in the Midvaal Municipality in Gauteng for the 2016 municipal elections.

He mentioned it had been an honour to serve the folks of South Africa via the DA as a councillor in Johannesburg, a Member of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), and the Gauteng legislature.

“I leave the DA with a clear conscience, no regrets, and a cemented sense of purpose and calling to serve the country. I am grateful to my colleagues – activists, members, staff, and public representatives – with whom I have shared two decades of hard yet fulfilling work. I wish them well in the future,” mentioned Gana.


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