- Mmusi Maimane, the DA leader, has admitted that Helen Zille should have been removed from the DA's decision making bodies
- He said that working with a former leader made his job very difficult
- When Zille's term as premier ends next year Maimane confirmed that she would not form part of the DA's leadership structures
DA leader Mmusi Maimane dropped a bombshell that Helen Zille should have been removed from the leadership of the party and it was a mistake to keep her.
Briefly.co.za learned that Maimane confirmed that Zille would not be given a position in the DA leadership structures when Helen Zille steps down as premier in 2019 according to timeslive.co.za.
“Being a party leader is like being a pilot, flying through turbulent waters. The last thing you need is the former pilot sitting in in the jumper seat trying to tell you what to do,” he said.
Zille admitted that she knew how Maimane felt as she had to work with Tony Leon after he stepped down as leader of the DA. However, she insisted the she and Maimane performed different functions within the party.
A recent claim has emerged that a powerful group of white DA members are plotting to split from the DA and form their own party to contest the 2019 general elections. Miamane dismissed these claims.
On the issue of the Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia De Lille, Maimane admitted that the matter has gone on for too long and it was creating the impression that DA was in a mad flurry to get rid of her.
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