The Democratic Alliance has suspended its MEC for transport in Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela and the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertius Simmers has been made acting minister of transport and public works.
Madikizela’s suspension comes after his qualification saga comes out in the lead-up to select a mayoral candidate for the City of Cape Town. It is reported that Madikizela allegedly lied about his qualifications. His suspension might have an effect in his race for mayoral position which will be up for taking. The party has however said that not having a qualification is not a problem or illegal but lying about a qualification is.
The party has also refuted claims that they suspended Madikizela due to the colour of his skin but purely because on his “actions”
The party however has over the years been accused or racism, with its former leader, Mmusi Maimane also confirming the allegations when he stepped down and left the party.
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