Solly Msimanga
Solly Msimanga when he was Tshwane Mayor. Photo: DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) Provincial Executive Committee in Gauteng has appointed the DA Gauteng Caucus Leader, Solly Msimanga MPL to the position of acting DA Gauteng Provincial Leader.

This follows the resignation of John Moodey earlier today.

Msimanga is a former Provincial Chairperson. He is the Leader of the Official Opposition in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. He has vast knowledge of the party and has held various leadership positions within the province, said Mike Moriarty MPL – DA Gauteng Provincial Chairperson – in a media statement on Wednesday afternoon. Msimanga is former Tshwane Mayor.

“The DA in Gauteng believes that Msimanga will provide stability and that the province is in good hands. Msimanga’s leadership skills will bring a positive force to all our structures until the Provincial Congress where the new provincial leader will be elected,” said the statement.


“We remain committed to growing our support across the province and to ensure that we work towards our main goal of unseating the ANC under Msimanga’s leadership.”