‘Disappointed but not surprised’ – reactions pour in after Bonginkosi Madikizela’s resignation
The resignation of Bonginkosi Madikizela as the DA Western Cape leader has received mixed reactions from the public.
Some have accused the party of alienating him because he wanted to run for the Cape Town mayorship position, while others said they saw it coming. Provincial premier Alan Winde confirmed on Wednesday Madikizela had also stepped down as the MEC for transport and public works in the province.
Madikizela also stepped down as an ordinary DA member of the provincial legislature but would stay on as a card-carrying party member.
I believe his decision under the circumstances was the right and honourable thing to do
Winde said Madikizela's resignation “was the right and honourable thing to do”.
“I believe his decision under the circumstances was the right and honourable thing to do. Mr Madikizela has worked hard in both the human settlements and transport and public works portfolios, and I wish to thank him for the valuable contribution he has made to delivering progress in our province over the years,” said Winde.
Madikizela was embroiled in a qualifications scandal two weeks ago when the party established he had lied about being in possession of a BCom degree. His resignation follows a suspension and an investigation by the DA's federal legal commission.
Here's a glimpse of what was said on social media:
Bonginkosi Madikizela has resigned as DA Provincial Leader in the Western Cape. Tough times— O Bella Ciao Bella Ciao Ciao (@Doctor_101Love) April 28, 2021
Why has the DA not opened a criminal case of fraud against Bonginkosi Madikizela?— Sentletse (@Sentletse) April 28, 2021
The DA processed Bonginkosi Madikizela quick. I'm reminded that they also got rid of Mmusi Maimane through a leak (Toyota Fortuner) when he refused to jump/go away.— Quinton Mtyala (@mtyala) April 28, 2021
Bonginkosi Madikizela, has resigned as Western Cape DA leader. I saw it coming as a punishment for lying about his qualifications.— Xaba (@XabaXabaXaba) April 28, 2021
DA Provincial Leader in the Western Cape Bonginkosi Madikizela has resigned.. it was expected though, not a surprise at all.— M I S T E R _ M @ K H € K H e (@MrMakhekhe) April 28, 2021
Bonginkosi Madikizela is spoiled for choice, he can either join Action SA or One SA Movement.— Glenzo (@ThamiGatsheni) April 28, 2021
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