Brits-resident, Leon Basson was elected the leader of the Democratic Alliance in North West during the past week.
Basson, who had been a Madibeng Local Municipality councillor for 18 years, has been the deputy leader of the party in North West for the past three years. He became a member of parliament in 2014 as Shadow Minister of Water and Sanitation. He was a member of the Federal Council for eight years, and of the Provincial Executive for 21 years.
Basson is known for his community involvement and formerly served on the governing school body of the Pansdrift Primary School for nine years and the Brits High School for 12 years.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us in North West and I thank the people who have placed their trust in me. It is an honour and I am ready to tackle this challenge,” he said.