DA leader John Steenhuisen has reacted to the resignation of the party’s Ekurhuleni campaign manager Mike Waters, stating that he was well within his rights to do so.
Waters resigned from the DA as he was not pleased with how it handled the recent Phoenix poster problem. Waters, who is a founding member of both the Democratic Party and DA, resigned in a fiery letter addressed to the leadership.
“As a founding member of both the Democratic Party and the DA, I am shocked and horrified by the weakness displayed by my party this week over the Phoenix poster matter. The party’s grovelling apology and decision to take down these posters is appalling and a betrayal of the heroes who defended lives during the period of violence and looting,” he said.
When Steenhuisen was questioned about his feelings regarding the resignation, especially during such a critical time for the DA, he said that they move on regardless and focus on service delivery.
“It is his decision to resign; I cannot force people’s hands to stay. This is a voluntary association, we do not shackle people to positions. People come and go in politics all the time, across all political parties. The job moves on and our focus is on service delivery,” said Steenhuisen.
Sources: MSN, NewsChant
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