Botha tight-lipped about her future

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Sandra Botha has remained mum on her future. Botha today...

Sandra Botha, parliamentary leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) participates in a roundtable debate with other political parties on Talk Radio 702 on 30 October 2008. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

Democratic <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><place w:st="on"><city w:st="on">Alliance parliamentary leader Sandra Botha has remained mum on her future.

Botha today announced her retirement from active politics at the end of the general elections.

A daily newspaper quoted foreign affairs sources as saying she’s been offered a post as South African ambassador to the <place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on">Czech<placetype w:st="on">Republic.

Botha declined to let anything slip on exactly where she’s headed post elections.

However, she will remain a member of the DA.

“It’s necessary in a political party that people make space for change. My departure will create an opportunity. I’ve also got other things that I want to do,” said Botha.

Botha added while she’s not sure who will be her successor, she did not dismiss the possibility that DA number one Helen Zille may replace her.