"Business Day online apologises to Gavin Davis, former policy chief of the Democratic Alliance (DA), for failing to offer him a right of reply to allegations made in ‘DA mum on resignation of policy chief Gavin Davis’. Mr Davis rejects the allegations contained in the story as having no merit. We accept that our failure led to a one-sided account of the circumstances that led to his resignation. We apologise for the breach.” The DA has thrown a veil of secrecy over the resignation of its policy chief‚ Gavin Davis‚ who quit in the middle of party’s policy formulation process ahead of the 2019 elections. Davis quietly resigned last week as the party’s head of policy and media‚ allegedly over differences of opinion with staff members over the formulation of policies and communication strategies for the official opposition party. However‚ Davis would stay on as an ordinary DA MP‚ and it was expected that he would be deployed to one of the portfolios within the party’s shadow cabinet‚ in...

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