The Democratic Alliance candidate for the Makana Municipality “is a successful businessman‚ has a rich political history as a former member of Parliament‚ and brings years of political experience to the DA team”.
The party’s Eastern Cape provincial leader‚ Athol Trollip‚ who is also the mayoral candidate for the Nelson Mandela Bay metro‚ will reveal the identity of the “confidential candidate” on Tuesday.
“The DA is committed to brining change that moves Makana Municipality forward again‚” a statement said.
The opposition party will be hoping to makes inroads in Makana‚ which an African National Congress (ANC) official described as “a special case of national importance”‚ according to a report in the Grocott’s Mail.
The Grahamstown-based paper reported that the ANC’s local election campaign in is in disarray amidst allegations that its candidate lists have been rigged.