The DA’s upcoming policy and special election congress will give the party the opportunity to reposition itself, but also to achieve true unity and a common goal.
DA leader John Steenhuisen said this Sunday at this party’s headquarters in Johannesburg when he and other senior DA leaders announced decisions from his federal council meeting, which was held this past weekend.
It was the DA’s last federal council meeting before the party will hold its policy conference at the Birchwood Hotel in Kempton Park on April 4 and 5 this year.
The party will also hold its special election congress at the Gallagher Convention Center in Midrand on May 30 and 31 this year, in particular to elect a new leader after Mmusi Maimane resigned as DA leader and member last year.
On Monday, Moodey announced his campaign to become DA leader in Johannesburg after Steenhuisen and Ntuli had already done so earlier.
Steenhuisen said in his capacity as interim leader on Sunday that the DA should unite and look stronger after its policy and election congress.
“We have recently built up good momentum and need to build on that by focusing on issues that matter to the people of South Africa.”
According to him, the federal council unanimously agreed that the party should be restored by its policy and election congress, as well as its organizational and constitutional revisions.
The meeting also decided, among other things, that the party, which lost thousands of votes, especially those of white voters to the FF Plus, in last year’s general election, should again rebuild its majority as official opposition.