Mmusi Maimane

DA to announce new leader on Sunday

The Democratic Alliance says it will announce its new leader on Sunday afternoon following its first-ever virtual elective congress which will begin on Saturday. This year, the official opposition party lost three provincial leaders with one saying it’s no longer the party he joined 20 years ago. This was preceded[…]

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Maimane calls for a national school stay-away

Leader of the One South Africa Movement, Musi Maimane, is calling for teachers and learners to stay home on Friday in protest of government’s decision to reopen schools. Maimane is taking his campaign to see school gates shut in the wake of rising COVID-19 infections to the street, having been[…]

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Maimane resigns from the DA: Why and what’s next?

Less than 24 hours after his resignation as leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) opposition party in South Africa, Mmusi Maimane has now tendered his resignation from parliament and the party entirely. Joining Maimane in his resignation from leadership on Wednesday was former mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay and party[…]

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Helen Zille – DA Federal Council chair

Former Democratic Alliance  (DA) leader Helen Zille is the party’s new Federal Council chairperson. She has beaten three other contenders – Athol Trollip, Thomas Walters and Mike Waters in a highly-contested election. 155 delegates voted over the weekend at a council meeting at the DA’s headquarters in Johannesburg. On Saturday, some[…]

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Politicians react to Mmusi Maimane’s ‘Steinhoff-sponsored car’ scandal: ‘Hope you enjoyed church today’

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has raised eyebrows after allegations that he drove a Steinhoff-sponsored SUV, despite being warned not to. The claims were published in Rapport. The paper claimed that the car was given to Maimane during the 2016 elections by Markus Jooste, former CEO of Steinhoff. Investments worth billions were lost[…]

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DA calls for a Sexual Offences Court

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the establishment of a Sexual Offences Court to deal with gender-based violence. A number of marches have been taking place around the country against the escalating problem. Maimane says gender-based violence is a specialised crime, hence the call for the establishment of the court. “People get arrested for[…]

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