THE Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday announced that three senior former members of the Congress of the People (COPE) had joined the party.The move by Vulindlela Xundu, Norman Mohale and Nozipho Didiza Ndela to the DA furthers the party’s stated aim of attracting the support of a wide demographic and building a government in Gauteng.DA national spokesman Mmusi Maimane said the arrival of the three new members to DA was "a small catalytic moment" in the party’s history and showed that "everyone has a place in the DA"."Many still want to involve race in the political debate and say the DA is not a party for black people but I think what you see today speaks for itself. The majority of DA members are nonwhite," Mr Maimane said.Mr Mohale was COPE’s deputy secretary in Gauteng, Mr Xundu is a former regional secretary in the West Rand and Ms Ndlela is the former secretary of the COPE Women’s Movement.All three have joined the DA as ordinary members.The DA raised eyebrows last week when ...

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