I want to congratulate the DA on electing Helen Zille as their new leader. She is a competent woman and her election is in keeping with our constitution on gender equality.
Zille is politically strong and will give the ruling party a run for its money, something other parties are unable to do.
Many South Africans are hoping Zille will provide an effective opposition party, which is great for our democracy.
South Africans must know what exactly the DA stands for. Its policies must be far removed from the ANC's. Only then will our democracy be consolidated.
Loyiso Phantshwa, Grahamstown