Journalist’s move to politics motivated by belief

Mkhululi Ndamase

HER move from journalism to politics was not financially motivated, but was a natural progression inspired by a belief that she was destined for more, new DA councillor-in-waiting Helga van Staaden said on Friday.

Van Staaden, 39, a former crime reporter at The Herald and senior municipal reporter at Die Burger, is said to have fought off stiff competition from 32 other candidates to be the party’s PR councillor.

She will fill the vacancy left by now Ward 5 councillor Morne Steyn, who succeeded former councillor Jeremy Davis.


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