Edmund van Vuuren MPL DA Provincial Chairperson The DA will be allowing a period of two weeks mourning to take place with regard to the passing of the late Pine Pienaar, thereafter processes to be followed in filling the vacancy will be announced. The Democratic Alliance has procedures in place for the filling of vacancies when they occur. These are done as per our Candidate Nomination Procedures. We are allowing a period of two weeks mourning to take place out of respect for our departed colleague, Pine Pienaar. On the 1st of April 2013, announcements will be made with regards to the processes that will be undertaken to fill the vacancy.