| The DA has been the most difficult coalition partner – Herman Mashaba

- | 3 months ago

The 1959 committee, otherwise known as the “pure liberals”, emerged victorious during the DA‘s two-day federal council meeting over the weekend where Zille was elected federal council chairperson.

In battling to chart its way and its message to South Africans, the party has struggled to define itself, with some wanting it to remain pure and orthodox and others arguing that it should be about embracing and rallying around shared values. A report party leader Mmusi Maimane commissioned to review its losses during the May general elections proved damning for him.

Maimane was found to be inconsistent and indecisive by the panel, chaired by former party leader Tony Leon.

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