U’hage man to enter history books as SA’s youngest MP

EARLY START: Yusuf Cassim, 24, will be an MP
EARLY START: Yusuf Cassim, 24, will be an MP

UITENHAGE resident and DA Youth federal chairman Yusuf Cassim will make political history today when he is sworn in as the youngest member of parliament, at the age of 24.

Cassim, who beat seasoned politicians to be placed number eight on the national list, said he was not surprised because “I applied last year and went through the various processes”.

His political career started in 2009 following a successful stint as captain of the debating team throughout his high school career at Muir College.

He went on to form part of the DA’s Young Leaders class of 2011. He became the Student Representative Council president at NMMU in 2012 and the DA Youth federal chairman last year.

And now he looks forward to his biggest challenge yet. – Tremaine van Aardt

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