Natalie Maimane opens up about her best friend, Mmusi: The husband, father and politician

Natalie Maimane opens up about her best friend, Mmusi: The husband, father and politician

- Mmusi Maimane's wife gave a speech at the passed weekend's elective conference, which gave South Africans a better understanding of his character

- To Natalie, Mmusi Maimane is not only her husband, but her best friend as well

- His wife described him as a man with vision, who is also a wonderful father

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane's wife had nothing but good things to say about him. Starting off, Natalie Maimane said it was simple task she had been given to talk about her hubby, who is also her best friend.

“It’s a simple task that I’ve been given, and one which gives me a chance to publicly honour the man who, above all else, is my best friend…”

Maimane's wife gave a moving speech at the past weekend's elections conference, which provided supporters with a broader insight into the DA leader's character.

Natalie and Maimane, who'd be married for 13-years in August, met when she was 15 and he was a 19-year-old youth pastor.

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Mrs Maimane described her marriage to the DA leader as an amazing journey, while she opened up about the vision he has since his youth pastor days.

“He was a pastor, speaking at an event for young people, that I watched Mmusi receive his own call to purpose. That night was a picture of our lives moving forward. A night held in a church hall, a place of worship where Mmusi was serving the young people of SA with his own ability when he came to realise that serving the people of SA was what he was made to do.”, Natalie said as she recalled the first time she knew her husband would serve the people.

According to Natalie, the vision she and her husband share for the country is:

“It is the vision of a South Africa that protects the faith of ALL of its people, provides a platform for the dreams of ALL of its children, with an economy that is accessible to all of its people. And underpinning all this, a government whose highest value is to serve its citizens. It is with confidence and absolute unwavering support that I can affirm, we are led.”

Maimane's wife added having children of their own made reinforced their vision, because they wanted to ensure the best SA for their kids.

Natalie continued by talking about how her husband was as a father. According to her, Maimane is a present father, who is loving and encourages his children to dream.

She then called on delegates to follow in her husband's footsteps and always place their families first, even though politics take so much time.

See her full speech below:

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