JOHANNESBURG — Mbali Ntuli, a member of the Democratic Alliance (DA), a member of the provincial legislature and a taxi owner, has resigned from the increasingly fragile party.
She becomes another prominent young black politician who voices her loss of faith in the country’s second-largest political party.
Ntuli left on Thursday a party she had called home for nearly 15 years and a career she had built from the ground up – expanding her base of support in traditionally non-DA areas of KwaZulu-Natal.
“Change is good. It provides an opportunity for reflection and renewal.
“In that spirit, I share with you today that I have formally tendered my resignation as a member of the Democratic Alliance and a member of the Assembly Legislative Assembly in KwaZulu-Natal.
“The decision to do this was not easy for me, but one that is vital to my growth as a community leader is needed,” she said in a statement.