Selfe: DA internal voting systems rigorous

DA member Lennit Max, who lost out to Housing MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela, claims there were irregularities in the way the election was conducted.

FILE: DA Federal Chairperson James Selfe. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Chairperson James Selfe says he believes the election for a new Western Cape provincial leader was above board.

Contender Lennit Max, who lost out to Housing MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela, claims there were irregularities in the way the election was conducted.

But Selfe says the party has rigorous election procedures.

It was the fourth time former police commissioner Max was vying for the party's top job in the Western Cape.

Now he's crying foul, saying his election agents have informed him of ballot irregularities.

DA federal chairperson James Selfe says a recount was held in the provincial leader election.

“We have a lot of very good institutional practice built up over time to make sure that every little bit of our systems can withstand the most severe scrutiny.”

Selfe is meeting with the party's executive director of compliance on Monday afternoon
to establish all the facts related to Saturday's election.

Max has given the party until Wednesday to respond to a list of concerns he has raised.