Mbali Ntuli has announced her resignation from the Democratic Alliance on Thursday.
Ntuli was instrumental in building up the DA’s support in KwaZulu-Natal townships.
She unsuccessfully challenged DA leader John Steenhuisen for the federal leadership position in 2020.
Ntuli’s statement read: “I am immensely proud of the work I have done during my time in the DA. This work stands me in good stead for my next steps.”