Our People/Members of Parliament

Donald Lee

Shadow Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation

Donald Lee hails from the Eastern Cape and was a teacher for 30 years, as well as principal of a school in the Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth.

He is and always has been very passionate about sport and has played sport (especially cricket) at a very high level. He is involved in the Eastern Cape Provincial Cricket Administration and is Chair of the Eastern Province Teachers Union.

Donald began his political career as a councillor for the Port Elizabeth municipality, and has been a Member of Parliament since 1994, where he has occupied the education and public service and administration portfolios.

Donald has also held the position of Deputy Leader of the Eastern Cape, National Vice Chairperson and National Spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance. He was the DA spokesperson on sport and recreation from 2004 - 2009. He currently serves as Shadow Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation.

Aside from his abiding passion for sports, he is also interested in international affairs and enjoys nature.

Quote: "My primary goals are deepening and protecting democracy."

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