Maimane relinquish role in Parly

Former Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane, has resigned as a member of Parliament (MP).

Maimane announced his resignation as an MP, on Thursday, just few hours after stepping down as party leader.

Maimane says it was an honour to serve the people of South Africa in Parliament.

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“It’s been my greatest honour to serve the people of SA and will continue to do so,” Maimane said.

“I have today resigned from the DA and from Parliament. Thank you to the people of this country for your faith in our nation.”

Maimane, who has served in Parliament for two terms as leader of the opposition, has yet to mention whether will denounce his DA membership.

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It was expected that the DA’s Federal council was going to ask Maimane to step down from his position in Parliament.

The Federal council, which is sitting for a meeting this morning, will have to find Maimane’s replacement in Parliament.

Reports suggest that Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen, will be requested to step in as interim leader.

It is only a matter of time before Maimane also announces his resignation as a member of the DA.

Maimane was elected as the party leader in 2016 and it was under his leadership the party lost more seats in Parliament.