DA leader Helen Zille announces she will not be available for re-election in the party's upcoming annual congress in May. She made the announcement on Sunday, 12 April 2015 in Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG - In a press conference at OR Tambo airport on Sunday, DA leader, Helen Zille announced that she would not stand for re-election as DA leader next month.
Zille made the announcement following a federal executive meeting.
Zille said, "The statement that I am going to make today is very simply a statement that I will be not available for re-election on May 9th."
"This has been a decision taken last week after consideration over years and such decisions are a long time coming but in the end they are suddenly because the time is right and one feels that it is right. And believe me I know that the time is right.“
She did say she would complete her second term as Western Cape Premier which comes to an end mid-2019.
"I intend to complete my second term as Premier of the Western Cape, to which I was elected in May last year" HelenZille— Democratic Alliance (@DA_News) April 12, 2015