Patricia de Lille has named the roleplayers in her newly established political movement but won’t say who is funding the Good Party.
One of the key policies of Good is transparency on the issue of party funding, but on Sunday De Lille was reluctant to open her party’s books, claiming it would serve no purpose to do so now.
The former Cape Town mayor brought out hundreds of her new party’s members as she announced its structures for the national leadership in Cape Town.
The interim national leadership committee (NLC) will act as the party’s decision-making body until after the elections this year when they will convene a congress and elect the leadership, reports the Cape Argus.
“The NLC consists of 36 members with the power to co-opt additional members if and when required,” De Lille said.
But she became skittish when questioned about who had been giving her party money.
“We support the Political Party Funding Bill and we will make known who has given us money, but we will do this when we are ready to do it.
“What purpose will it serve if we release our information and no one else does it? All parties should come together and do it as one,” De Lille said.
She said that most of her funding until now had been through crowdfunding.
De Lille will serve as the leader; the national chairperson is Nthabiseng Lephoko, while former Cape Town Mayco Member for Urban Development and Transport Brett Herron will be the secretary-general.
The national treasurer will be Masego Kwenamera, the national organiser will be Shaun August and the policy officer is Mark Rountree.
According to De Lille, the Good Party has 60 000 members.