What happened and where to next for the Democratic Alliance – analysis

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- biznews.com | 4 weeks ago

The Democratic Alliance was dealt a blow this week with three prominent resignations from the leader Mmusi Maimane, veteran Athol Trollip and Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.

Whether this would lead to the demise of the party, or if it could claw its way back as an efficient official opposition, has been widely speculated on this week. In an editorial on Politicsweb; the author looks back on what went wrong in the DA and it comes to the conclusion that the DA was particularly effective in opposing Jacob Zuma when he was president, but foundered after that.

“Zille, Mazibuko and Maimane, fought a long, consistent, often thankless, but ultimately effective campaign against the Zuma Presidency.

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