Faizel Patel – 03/09/2020
The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s John Moodey says the party has been captured by the interim leadership.
Moodey on Wednesday announced his exit from the DA after 22 years.
He has been serving as the Gauteng leader of the party but was of late facing charges of publicly supporting former party leader Mmusi Maimane and for accusing a DA parliamentarian of being involved in a job for sale scandal.
Moodey said the DA he was leaving is not the one he joined in 1998.
“The party has gone adrift and I don’t have respect for the leadership and felling absolutely uncomfortable and not being able to defend the party in terms of the utterances that are made by the federal council chairperson and more specifically her not being chastised for it of course speaks volumes. Therefore, I no longer feel at home. There is a definite push to purge the party.”
Moodey says there are many more DA members that are disgruntled with the party.
“I definitely foresee quite a number of DA members and leaders leaving the party.”
Moodey says he is considering offers from a variety of organisations as he left the party.
Listen to the interview with John Moodey