In the upcoming provincial congress, Andrew Louw, Democratic Alliance Northern Cape leader, announced that he wouldn’t be standing for re-election as the party’s local leader.
Louw says that he will be handing over the baton to a newly elected DA leader on December 5th at the DA Northern Cape Provincial Congress.
“I strongly believe that new leadership encourages fresh ideas and that it is the cornerstone of democracy,” he continued.
He also states that he is looking forward to work with the newly elected leader, especially after the aftermath of Covid-19, where the country will be facing challenges,
as he believes that the DA can provide real solutions.
Louw has been the DA Northern Cape leader for ten years, starting his political career as a councilor in the Sol Plaatje Municipality in 2006.
In 2009, Athol Trollip, DA Parliamentary Leader has appointed Louw as the Shadow Minister of Labour. A few months later, he was designated to the provincial leader of the party in the Northern Cape.
Since then, the DA has become the largest opposition party in Providence. Andrew Louw has been yet another party leader who has announced his unavailability for re-election. Recent reports from the media say that black leaders in the party who were against the party’s interim leader, John Ssteenhuisen, were a target.