October 18, 2021

DA’s Mike Waters resigns as Ekurhuleni campaign manager

Waters has confirmed that his resignation was a direct result of the DA’s Phoenix election posters being removed.

DA’s Mike Waters resigns as Ekurhuleni campaign manager

DA’s Mike Waters resigns as Ekurhuleni campaign manager photo credit: Daily Maverick

The DA’s campaign manager for Ekurhuleni and the East Rand, Mike Waters has confirmed that he has resigned from that position but remains a member of the party.

Waters has confirmed that his resignation was a direct result of the DA’s Phoenix election posters being removed. The Phoenix election posters were controversial in that they claimed that the people who stood up against looters “were heroes”, after violence in the area claimed 36 lives. The posters caused an outcry and the DA was ordered to remove them.

This decision did not sit well with former MP Mike Waters, who said:  “I am shocked and horrified by the weakness displayed by my party this week, over the Phoenix poster matter. The DA’s grovelling apology and decision to take down the posters is appalling, and betrays the heroes who defended lives. I cannot defend or support a party that is capable of such spineless treachery. Therefore, I am resigning as the regional campaign manager for the DA in Gauteng East. I cannot fight for votes for a party that crumbles in the face of hysteria. But, for as long as I and other muscular liberals can raise our voices above the wokerati, I will remain a DA member.”

Sources: MSN, Daily Maverick

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