Bonginkosi Madikizela has been elected as the new DA leader in the Western Cape.
Madikizela beat DA MPL Lennit Max in a highly contested elective congress on Saturday.
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His fellow cabinet member‚ Social Development MEC Albert Fritz was elected as his deputy‚ beating outspoken MPL Masizole Mnqasela.
Local Government MEC Anton Bredell retained his position as provincial chairman after beating Sports MEC Anroux Marais.
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Madikizela's election puts him pole position to become the next Western Cape premier in 2019.