Jane Sithole to emerge unopposed as Mpumalanga DA leader


A nomination list shows she is an uncontested candidate.

DA shadow health MEC Jane Sithole is set to be elected unopposed when a provincial congress is held soon.

Local media reports nominations for the Mpumalanga DA conference have closed and the list shows Sithole will emerge unopposed.

The DA has the position of chairperson and that of leader.

Sithole served as the provincial chairperson and James Masango as the provincial leader.

In an interview with a Mbombela weekly after nominations had concluded, Sithole said she was humbled “she will not face a fight to be elected”.

“I worked hard on the ground so that, if the time comes, I would be deserving. I didn’t expect it to be so smooth,” she said.

“Politics is not a calling, but you cannot do this if you don’t have the passion for it. Otherwise it will frustrate you. It is a job where you give and sometimes you don’t get anything back.

“I am very humbled and honoured,” she added.

(edited by ZK)

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