Watching the drama that is playing out in the DA, one is tempted to shout: “Welcome to the real world of power politics, guys.” The DA has been pretending that it is immune to the vicious contestations that take place in other parties, particularly in the ANC.

Its transitions and electoral contests were supposedly done in an orderly but dignified manner, outsiders were led to believe. But two recent contests have blown that myth wide open…..more