ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has poured cold water on speculations that Makashule Gana will join his party after his split with the DA.
Gana announced his resignation from the party this week, citing a widening trust deficit between citizens and political parties that has resulted in many voters not voting out of despair and disappointment.
He joined the DA 20 years ago and leaves after serving in various structures, including as youth leader, deputy federal chairperson, MPL network chairperson and campaign manager for several elections.
“I am resigning to join an emerging generation of leaders and activists committed to mobilising and organising to return power to the people of SA,” said Gana.
Speaking on Power 98.7, Mashaba said Gana is “absolutely not” joining his party.
He said it was not a surprise that Gana decided to throw in the towel, saying more members will soon follow suit.
“I've said it many times before, you will still see more people leaving the DA, black and white.
“Unfortunately, the DA's leadership is not serious about being in government. They are happy being in opposition and working with the ANC of Cyril Ramaphosa because they have this notion that there are two ANCs and they prefer the ANC of Ramaphosa,” said Mashaba.
Speaking on TimesLIVE podcast, Gana said he is not joining any existing political formation or the Rivonia Circle, an NGO based in Gauteng.
He also reiterated he is not leaving politics.