DA Federal Council to meet in a bid to pave way forward

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is imploding and it needs a saviour to save it from further sinking.

The party finds itself without a leader and Federal chairperson, following the resignations of Mmusi Maimane and Athol Trollip.

READ: Opposition leaders weigh in on Maimane’s resignation

The Federal Executive Council is meeting this morning with hope of trying to stabilize the situation.

The new Federal executive chairperson Helen Zille and her team are expected to discuss a way forward for the party.

Top of the agenda is expected to find a suitable replacement for Maimane in the interim.

John Steenshuisen reported to be a favourite to take over as the interim leader of the DA.

Many names have since been thrown around, with some reports suggesting that the Federal council might request John Steenhuisen to step in.

Steenhuisen however, indicated to Eyewitness News that he will no longer serve as the chief whip of the DA.

While many are expecting yet another black leader to take over from Maimane, it is believed that the Federal council will go against that move.

Steenhuisen is seen as a neutral candidate to take over.

There are also talks that Mike Waters, a staunch Zille’s ally might be entrusted with the role.