Khume Ramulifho: It's not about race, but principle

The Democratic Alliance's public spats appears to be growing bigger.

Regional DA Gauteng South chair, Khume Ramulifho says the decision to vote for the second deputy chairperson was made before the constitution was amended. He says the party has to safeguard the DA's constitution by all means.

The DA has since clarified that its second deputy federal chairperson Natasha Mazzone was elected and not appointed as reportedly stated by Ramulifho.

The decision of voting took place before we made an amendment so that is the issue we are disputing, that procedurally it is a flawed process.

Khume Ramulifho, Regional DA Gauteng South chair

The party has said that after Thomas Walters won the position of deputy chairperson, it decided to amend its constitution and create the position of second deputy - and then decided that Mazzone would take the position as she had been the runner-up to Walters.

Ramulifho says the DA agreed to have a second federal council deputy position but has to wait for the federal council to adopt the amendment. He says the party has voted for a position which is non-existent.

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It's not all about the person, what we are raising is all about the principle. It's not a racial thing. It's a matter of principle.

Khume Ramulifho, Regional Chairperson at DA

Meanwhile, political analyst Sanusha Naidoo says this is 'an intense issue'. She says this speaks to how governance structures are being managed at the DA.

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This comes right at the back of other issues that were raised in terms of the congress that happened two weeks ago. There were questions raised as to why are these decision being taken and whether or not the delegates had had the floor to debate these resolutions and proposals.

Sanusha Naidoo, Political analyst

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