DA national campaign manager Jonathan Moakes resigns
He says his resignation process started about six months ago, wishes the party well, but is worried the DA is ‘losing part of its soul’
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...