BREAKING: DA in turmoil as Maimane quits DA leadership

Mmusi Maimane has officially stepped down as the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Maimane announced his resignation as the party leader in a media briefing on Wednesday afternoon – after much speculation that he might do so.

READ: Maimane set to step down as DA leader

Maimane’s resignation as the party leader comes just a few days after Herman Mashaba also announced his resignation as mayor of Johannesburg.

Maimane has led the party since 2015, and saw it grow across diversity lines and cultures.

It is reported that the DA’s Federal Council asked Maimane to step down this morning in its meeting.

The electoral report findings recommended that Maimane should be asked to step aside.

Maimane’s resignation, however, will be seen by many as his way of refusing to lead a party that is still stuck on the race issue.

Herman Mashaba resigned as a member of the DA

Maimane has on many occasions spoken about the issue of white privilege and the need to also place race in all debates surrounding the country’s socio-economic conditions.

However, some white liberals in the party found Maimane’s transformation and diversity agenda going against the party’s traditional principles of not seeing race.

Maimane’s recall was always on the cards after the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) called for him to make way for a white leader.

The win of Zille over the weekend as an executive chairperson was seen by many as a win for IRR, which is reported to have massive influence in the party.

It remains to be seen whether Maimane will also resign as a party member.

14 thoughts on “BREAKING: DA in turmoil as Maimane quits DA leadership

    1. no party is better to rule south Africa even EFF is the worst to rule south africa, DA always sounded better alternative to me because it had some policies and ideas that could work.

  1. You reap what you sow my brother,these so called afrikaans they’re from the Dutch land you’re not one of them,they were using you

  2. It’s a huge lost for DA as many black people will want to join other party’s.somthing is not right inside which we don’t know,but the truth will come out.

  3. It’s a huge lost for DA as many black people will want to join other party’s.somthing is not right inside which we don’t know,but the truth will come out.

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