Promises, shifting allegiances stir up DA race to replace Selfe

18 October 2019 - 07:00 By Aphiwe Deklerk
Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela is a longtime Zille ally, having worked closely with her for more than a decade in the Western Cape and during the time she was the City of Cape Town mayor.
Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela is a longtime Zille ally, having worked closely with her for more than a decade in the Western Cape and during the time she was the City of Cape Town mayor.
Image: DONNA WATSON

Helen Zille will not be able to rely on her longtime ally, Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela, to support her bid to replace James Selfe as the new federal council chairperson this coming weekend.

Madikizela revealed to Times Select that he had already thrown his weight behind Zille’s opponent, Athol Trollip.


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