The DA is holding it's Federal Congress this weekend with voting taking place on Sunday.
JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) is to elect "new" leaders this weekend, although the two key position in the party, that of leader and chairperson of the federal council are unopposed.
The DA is holding its federal congress in Tshwane, with voting taking place on Sunday.
A constitutional amendment will be voted on to extend the term of the party&39;s leader.
DA chief whip John Steenhuisen spoke out on the issue on Saturday.
DACongress2018 @Our_DA standoff on Diversity (quotas or not), TermLimits (3 yrs to 5) & NationalManagementCommitee (Ad hoc election) seem to have been resolved after a Federal council meeting yesterday— Nickolaus Bauer (@NickolausBauer) April 7, 2018
There is controversy over the position of federal chairperson .of the party.
Up for re-election is Athol Trollip, current mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, who is under siege from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
He is facing off against MP Annelie Lotriet, the DA&39;s provincial chairperson in the Free State, and Solly Msimanga, mayor of the Tshwane. Msimanga , who is being backed by the black caucus within the party.
On Friday, the DA elected its youth and women leadership.
The DA Women&39;s Network elected Dr Nomafrench Mbombo as its federal leader and Safiyia Stanfley as the deput.
The DA Youth elected Luyolo Mphithi as Leader, while Zahid Badroodien was elected as federal youth chairperson.
The full list of positions being contested at the congress is as follows:
Federal finance chairperson:
George, Dion Travers
Lees, Robert Alfred
Deputy chairperson of the federal council:
Hoosen, Mohammed Haniff
Mazzone, Natasha Wendy Anita
Walters, Thomas Charles Ravenscroft
Deputy federal chairpersons:
Mabula, Rollence Molamu
Mafanedza, Ndwakhulu Greaterman
Meyer, Ivan Henry
Thwala, Dumisani Sibusiso
Van Der Walt, Desiree
Msimanga, Solly Tshepiso
Trollip, Roland Athol Price