From the ANC, to Congress of the People and now ascending to the highest office of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Limpopo, has Geoffrey Tshibvumo finally found his political home?
Tshibvumo was recently elected as chairperson of the DA in Limpopo at a conference held in Polokwane.
Speaking to Pride News after assuming his duties as the Chairperson, Tshibvumo attributed his achievement to his work ethic which he says led branches to elect him to lead in just over a year after joining the DA.
“When I joined the DA in Makhado, they only had two councillors in that local municipality, but now they have 10 councillors,” says Tshibvumo.
Tshibvumo who left the ANC in 2007 to be part of a collective that formed the Congress of the People (COPE) has defended his move from one political party to the other, saying the previous organisations did not stick to their principles, and that is the reason he had to leave.
He says his plan is to be in every corner of the province to recruit more people to join the DA. “We are going to take over the Limpopo government in the 2019 general elections. It’s just a matter of making sure people understand what DA stands for.”
Tshibvumo defeated Langa Bodlani who served the DA from 2007 at the National office as a Researcher and later, the Limpopo Provincial Spokesperson and Legislature Researcher, Member of Provincial Executive Committee and Provincial Council, Member of the Limpopo Legislature and DA Chief Whip.
Bodlani says he supports the elected leadership “I wish the new leadership well.”