The new public protector says she will leave the dispute over the state capture report prepared by h.
Taking the Independent Electoral Commission to court for a non-issue like allowing South Africans living abroad an opportunity to vote is an indication of the desperation that has characterised the Democratic Alliance under the leadership of Helen Zille.
As recently as this week, a mere three months before the elections, Zille does not know what she wants. So worried is she that she wants to keep all the available options where she can get maximum publicity for her party and herself.
Senior party members are leaving for ambassadorship posts, and the not so senior are being swallowed up by the Independent Democrats.
This situation was not helped by the formation of the Congress of the People. Cope was formed because it appeals to a substantial number of would-be DA black voters.
By advancing the expatriates' cause, the DA is under the illusion that its numbers at the polls will be boosted.
If Cope continues to make the utterances it has over the last couple of weeks regarding race/affirmative action and employment equity, it is hard to see it winning the elections.
The DA's desperation is nothing but a realisation that after the election they will no longer be the official opposition in Parliament.
Whatever the court outcome on this issue, the DA is destined for doom and extinction. It might not be in 2014, but extinction is guaranteed. Ask the National Party.
Sibo Maputi, Braamfontein