Breytenbach for Gauteng DA

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says the party is extremely excited about this development.

FILE: The DA has announced that prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach will go to parliament to represent the party in Gauteng. Picture: Mandy Wiener/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced that prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach will go to parliament to represent the party in Gauteng.

Breytenbach handed in her resignation letter on Friday, but is still waiting for the employer's response.

The advocate was one of the seven names on the DA's candidate lists which have been labelled "confidential candidate".

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says the party is extremely excited about this development.

"As a political party we're growing to the extent that we are now attracting high profile, experienced and well-rounded people who are from outside of politics into our party.

"This is putting us on the right trajectory to the main government within the next 10 years."

On Saturday, the DA announced its candidate lists for the upcoming national elections.

DA leader Helen Zille said some candidates, who also made it onto the list, walked over from other political parties, but stopped short of saying whether the confidential candidates include journalists.

She did however stress that no journalist will be allowed to continue to write for a publication while representing the party in Parliament.

Zille said the confidential candidates would be given time to inform their employers before their names were released ahead of the elections.