You might not have heard of him until now but James is a reputable and respected academic among other things.
The academic turned politician overnight has announced that he will be running for Democratic Alliance’s leader position when current leader Helen Zille steps down mid may.
James who will be running against DA current Parliament leader Mmusi Maime said he has the party’s overwhelming support and is confident has been encouraged to run by friends and colleagues
“I will therefore spend the next two weeks sharing my vision for the future of our party and our country with delegates who will be attending the Democratic Alliance’s Federal Congress in Nelson Mandela Bay on 09/10 May 2015,” James said.
Prominent DA MP David Maynier said he would be steering James’s campaign.
“I believe Wilmot James is ready to lead and that he is the best candidate to take the party forward,” Maynier told ANA.
“He has my full support and I will be running his campaign.”