Flashback: What Mmusi Maimane said when he was elected in PE


- heraldlive.co.za | 4 weeks ago

As speculation mounts that DA leader Mmusi Maimane is set to step down as leader of the party, we take a look back at what he said on 10 May 2015 when he was elected in Port Elizabeth:   Just moments after being named the new DA leader, Mmusi Maimane laid down the law, warning that South Africa’s biggest opposition party was no place for racists or homophobes.

In an emotive inaugural speech in Port Elizabeth, Maimane also warned that there was no room in the DA for those who sought to divide it instead of working to achieve its first objective of winning the country’s metropolitan municipalities, one by one. His election at the federal congress, as the youngest and first black DA leader, marked a historic shift in South Africa’s political landscape.

Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip was elected the party’s federal chairman.

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