Hein Kaiser
Journalist
3 minute read
12 Oct 2021
6:00 am

Is Mazzone planning to usurp Steenhuisen?

Hein Kaiser

She allegedly led the charge in the party’s federal executive to remove the now notorious Phoenix posters.

Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Natasha Mazzone: Picture: Gallo Images/Ziyaad Douglas

Is Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary chief whip Natasha Mazzone about to make a play for party leadership? She allegedly led the charge in the party’s federal executive to remove the now notorious Phoenix posters. The placards referred to the community as heroes for standing up to crime during August’s looting spree. The ANC, in turn, levelled accusations of racism at the party in a public duel. The takedown demanded by the ANC was eventually enforced by a DA federal executive decision last week. Many in the DA are unhappy about the party folding to pressure from its ideological nemesis, with...