DA finance spokesperson Geordin Hill-Lewis has reportedly written a letter to the party’s caucus in the city outlining his intention to run as mayoral candidate.
According to TimesLive, Hill-Lewis’ letter comes as the party is in the process of selecting mayoral candidates for the upcoming local government elections.
His candidature means he will stand against current city mayor Dan Plato.
“My offer to the residents of Cape Town is the courage and clear vision for all of us to take our city’s power back from the national government.
“As the DA’s shadow minister for finance, I have a deep understanding of national economics and finances, and Cape Town’s place in them, and I will use these skills to focus Cape Town’s resources on securing a future for all,” he said in his letter.
Geordin Hill-Lewis is a member of the South African Parliament representing the Democratic Alliance.
He previously served as the chief of staff in the DA leader’s office.
He holds an honours degree in politics and economics from the University of Cape Town and is a former student representative council member.