Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has thrown his name in the hat to contend for the position of the DA’s federal chairperson. Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip holds the position. Trollip said he would be standing for the position again, and that he would make a statement as soon as nominations were opened. Nominations for the DA’s top leadership positions are expected to open this week. The party’s national congress is set to take place in April. In an interview with Business Day, Msimanga said he had been approached to stand for the position and that he was considering either standing for federal chairperson or for one of the deputy chairpersons positions. He did, however, indicate that he preferred the federal chairperson position. "I think we can give more effect to the positions at regional level. As we go towards 2019, there is more work to be done and I think I would really want to take up that job [federal chairperson]," Msimanga said. He said one of the things the DA would ...

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