JUMPING SHIP: DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE’S MBALI NTULI RESIGNS
JOHANNESBURG – Democratic Alliance (DA) member of the provincial legislature and taxi owner Mbali Ntuli has called it quits. She becomes yet another prominent young black politician to express a loss of confidence in the country’s second-largest political party.
Ntuli on Thursday walked away from a party she called home for close to 15 years and a career she built from the ground up – growing its support base across traditionally non-DA areas in KwaZulu-Natal.
“Change is good. It provides an opportunity for reflection and renewal. It is in that spirit that I, today, inform you that I have formally tendered my resignation as a member of the Democratic Alliance and member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature. My decision to do so was not one I came to lightly but one that is necessary for my growth as a community leader,” she said in a statement.