By Thabo Monyela
JOHANNESBURG- The DA Gauteng member of legislature Makashule Gana has become the latest prominent black leader to quit the party.
In a statement on Thursday morning, the Tzaneen-born politician announced that he has resigned as a member of the DA and also as a member of the Gauteng legislature, but will still pursue his political career.
Gana said ” i am resigning to join an emerging generation of leaders and activists committed to mobilizing and organizing to return power to the people of South Africa”.
The former DA youth leader leaves the party after 20 years of membership and having served as an MP and member of the NCOP under the Democratic Alliance.
” I leave the DA with a clear conscience, no regrets, and a cemented sense of purpose and calling to serve the country.
I am grateful to my colleagues, activists, members, staff and public representatives, with who i have shared two decades with of hard yet fulfilling work” he said.
without disclosing which political party he will be joining after the DA, Gana said in the next few weeks he will be joining others in exploring the possibility of building an inclusive political alternative that will take South Africa into the future.
Makashule joins the black DA prominent leaders such as ActionSA leader Mashaba, Ntuli, Maimane, Mazibuko and Van Damme to leave the DA.