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Maimane has turned nasty: James

The battle for the leadership of the DA has taken another heated turn, with Wilmot James accusing his opponent Mmusi Maimane on Thursday of turning “nasty”. “With three days to go before the election, Mmusi Maimane seems to be rattled,” James, the party’s federal chairperson, said in a statement. “Under[…]

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Maimane, James in mudslinging battle

Two days after a widely publicised television debate between the DA’s leadership candidates, the mudslinging began in earnest on Wednesday. This followed an interview with Wilmot James in The Star newspaper. Mmusi Maimane’s campaign manager Geordin Hill-Lewis felt there were a number of remarks made which could not go “unchallenged”.[…]

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DA debate: Merit vs Popularity

DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane won popularity points during a debate with his opponent Wilmot James, but the latter won on merit, a social media analyst said on Wednesday. “They said Wilmot had a better case and he debated really well. However, Mmusi has charm and charisma,” media monitoring group[…]

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DA facing identity crisis: analyst

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) public debate between leadership candidates Wilmot James and Mmusi Maimane represents a more contrasting approach to what is the norm in South African politics, according to political analyst, Prof. Andre Duvenhage. The two squared off in a televised debate on Monday night – a rare show[…]

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Maimane, James differ on rights issues

The top two candidates for the position of DA leader, Mmusi Maimane and Wilmot James, expressed differing opinions on certain pertinent rights issues during a televised debate on Monday night. A section of the 30-minute debate, which aired on kykNet, was spent discussing their stances on the death penalty, the[…]

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James challenges Maimane to public debate

Democratic Alliance (DA) federal chairperson Wilmot James has challenged the party’s Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimaine to a public debate, as both men vie for the leadership of the party. “As the DA we need a new direction. At the moment we are not speaking for the poor… We must unite[…]

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