Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
3 Mar 2020
6:35 am

DA is being replaced as opposition party, analysts say

Eric Naki

The ANC grabbed the DA’s ward eight in Matzikama municipality in the Western Cape – its third by-election victory in the DA-dominated province.

DA leader John Steenhuisen. Picture: Veli Nhlapo

The recent victory of the ANC over the Democratic Alliance (DA) in a Western Cape by-election and other election losses it’s had indicates the DA is being displaced as an opposition party, an analyst says. Political analyst Ralph Mathekga said the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was upstaging the main opposition party. “The identity crisis the DA is confronted with regarding its focus and target constituents is making it difficult to maintain continuity.” The ANC grabbed the DA’s ward eight in Matzikama municipality in the Western Cape – its third by-election victory in the DA-dominated province. The ANC got 52% against...