Senior DA leader Resigned To Join The New Party
The powerful former Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has buckled his muscles on Monday morning, after disclosing that the DA’s chairperson and parliamentary party leader in the metro (Funzi Ngobeni) has quit his role with the official opposition to join The People’s Dialogue
Today I am pleased to announce that The People’s Dialogue has received two skilled, experienced and great South Africans into our ranks, including Former DA Joburg Regional Chairperson & Caucus Leader, Funzi Ngobeni, and Former DA CEO, Paul Boughey. pic.twitter.com/elHfDOpNnF
— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) March 2, 2020
The New Political Party Of Herman Mashaba Takes Shape
The new political party of the ex-mayor is set to be up and running by June, The Peoples Dialogue is a forerunner of what’s to come. Herman Mashaba will definitely see this a big coup for his organization, and also but for the swing of not many votes, Ngobeni would have replaced Mashaba as Johannesburg’s mayor in 2019.
Ngobeni is running away from the DA to follow Herman Mashaba, and he’ll be joined by the other stalwart from the Blues. Paul Boughey, who used to work for the DA as a CEO, is “working very closely” with The People’s Dialogue on matters of policy and strategy plans.
Understandably, Mashaba – who resigned from the DA last October as Helen Zille came back to a senior leadership role – is beaming with his new acquisitions. He reported that both new members had ‘passed through the eye of a needle’ in a very rigorous vetting process: