Max alleges irregularities at DA WC elective congress

Lennit Max says the outcome of Saturday’s vote points to underhandedness.

Lennit Max. Picture: Democratic Alliance/flickr.com

CAPE TOWN - A Democratic Alliance (DA) MPL in the Western Cape is crying foul over the result of the party's provincial congress that saw him lose out on becoming Western Cape leader to Housing MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela.

Lennit Max’s supporters say they have evidence that points to voting irregularities.

He's requested the party leadership to provide him with information relating to voting before deciding on his next move.

Max says the outcome of Saturday’s vote points to underhandedness.

He alleges photo and video evidence indicate that ballots were removed from the venue.

“We've checked our records and, yes, there are, totally, irregularities.”

The voting figures were not publicly released at the congress, but it is believed Madikizela obtained 510 votes to Max's 494.

Max says given the number of voting delegates, the figures don't add up.

“It can't be, there's no way that we could reach those figures.”

Max has requested the party to provide information to him by Wednesday, before deciding whether to officially appeal the result.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)