Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
4 minute read
11 Jun 2022
7:03 am

DA’s case to stop ANC cadres ‘unlikely to change the status quo of the ruling party’

Brian Sokutu

Institute for Global Dialogue political analyst Sanusha Naidu and University of South Africa political science professor Dirk Kotzé both saw the case as setting an important precedent.

DA Leader John Steenhuysen addresses media outside the Pretoria High Court where DA leadership launch a court action against the ANC, 10 June 2022. The court action seeks to undo cadre deployment. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Two leading political analysts yesterday said the high court challenge lodged by the Democratic Alliance against the ANC policy of cadre deployment was unlikely to change the status quo of the ruling party. But they conceded the official opposition’s test case was going to open a can of worms. DA shadow minister of public service and administration Dr Leon Schreiber and party leader John Steenhuisen described the case as “a historic and unprecedented day – not to challenge government policy, but directly attacking the ANC for its policy of cadre deployment”. They told journalists outside the Pretoria High Court of...