The DA’s national campaign manager Jonathan Moakes has resigned after a long career in the party. His resignation comes shortly after the party lost significant support in a bruising election on May 8. Moakes was the  national campaign manager for the May general elections.  The party was in turmoil in the run-up to the general elections. Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille left the party  to form the Good party — which inevitably ate into the DA support base. There were also fights over policy and strategy within the party.  

Moakes said that he tendered his resignation three months ago to take effect after “the conclusion and wrap up of the party’s 2019 election campaign”. He said the resignation was a process that commenced approximately six months ago...

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