Statement on the departure of Cllr. Marcelle Maritz

By Jacques Smalle MPL, DA Limpopo Leader:

Yesterday the Democratic Alliance Limpopo accepted the resignation of councillor Marcelle Maritz from Mogalakwena municipality.

Councillor Maritz resigned after being investigated by the DA’s Provincial Disciplinary committee for contravening the DA’s internal rules.

Any party is welcome to take in councillors who contravene the DA’s rules and who do not share our vision of an open opportunity society. The DA is a party of strong internal processes and robust internal democracy.

The DA in Limpopo continues to grow and to attract new members and public representatives. Just two weeks ago 1000 members joined the DA from the ANC in the Mogalakwena municipality.

With thousands of new members joining the DA, we do not stand in the way of one singular councillor who contravened the rules and wants to leave the DA.

Councillor Korny Dekker will be acting ward councillor until the vacancy is filled.

The DA would like to thank our members and the voters for their continued support in Mogalakwena.