East London - The DA's Eastern Cape provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga has been picked as the party's premier candidate for the Eastern Cape ahead of next year's elections.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane said Bhanga was the ideal candidate to lead the party’s message in the province.
"He will speak to thousands of people young and old, black and white, in cities, towns and rural areas, about what they want from a government, and what the DA can offer them," said Maimane.
With the 2019 elections being dubbed as likely to be the most contested, Maimane said the DA was eyeing this province, which is currently run by the ANC, as a possible win for the party.
"As we have seen in recent elections, and particularly in the 2016 local government elections, what happens in the Eastern Cape is of major significance in the country as a whole.