DA suspends three Northern Cape members

Issued by Cilliers Brink – DA National Spokesperson
25 Aug 2022 in News

Please find attached English and Afrikaans soundbites by Cilliers Brink MP.

The DA has issued letters of suspension to three of its Northern Cape members, two of whom are public representatives. Andrew Louw, Mariam Louw and Grantham Steenkamp have been suspended pending an investigation into allegations that they sought to lure DA members to join rival political parties. All three currently also face other, unrelated matters that are already being dealt with by the Federal Legal Commission.

These include, but are not limited to, charges of ill-discipline and not performing their duties.

The three were presented an opportunity to respond as to why they should not be suspended but failed either to respond, or in two cases, to provide valid reasons in this regard.

Two members of staff in the Northern Cape office were also suspended, one of whom has since resigned from the party.