MP steps aside after 30 years in politics

HE was there when Nelson Mandela made his "never again" speech. He sat on parliament's opposition benches when then-president Thabo Mbeki delivered his "I am an African" declaration, but DA stalwart Donald Lee says he is bowing out of politics without having heard a "defining speech" from President Jacob Zuma.

Lee, 66, who has been a DA MP for 12 years, will officially end his three-decade political career on election day, May 7. Lee is the third DA leader from the Eastern Cape to resign after former Ward 5 councillor Jeremy Davis resigned in August because of ill health.

Nelson Mandela Bay DA caucus leader Leon de Villiers announced his resignation early this month, saying he wanted to concentrate on his family and farming.

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