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Will he go - will he stay: Speculation mounts Mmusi Maimane resigning as DA leader

Oct 23, 2019
Will he go - will he stay: Speculation mounts Mmusi Maimane resigning as DA leader

Port Elizabeth - Ahead of a media briefing by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, on Wednesday afternoon, speculation is rife that Maimane has decided to resign as leader of the DA.

Maimane will address members of the media at 15:00 at Nkululeko House, 21 Ernest Oppenheimer Avenue, Bruma, Johannesburg. The media address had initially been scheduled for lunch time but has since been moved.

If true, this will come just after the resignation of Herman Mashaba as Mayor of Johannesburg.

According to experts, all is not well in the country's main opposition party - most evident after the election of former party leader, Helen Zille, to the party's most powerful Federal Council Chairperson position over the weekend.

Maimane has apparently been under pressure to resign following the DA's poor showing in the May elections, which saw it lose support.

Several media outlets - quoting insiders in the DA, have reported that there is a high probability of Maimane announcing his resignation.

Maimane was present at Mashaba’s announcement that he had resigned and raised eyebrows when he labelled Mashsba his hero - just moments after the businessman slammed the DA.

Meanwhile, social media has been ablaze with the news and speculation of Maimane's possible resignation.







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