Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance, isn't stressed about his future as the leader of the party. Maimane is feeling confident as the elections have kicked off and are going full-steam ahead, despite protests in several areas.
DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, doesn't feel stressed or particularly worried about his future as politician or leader of the ANC's biggest opposition.
EWN reported that Maimane said during a media briefing on Election Day that he is confident that the DA has done their campaigning effectively.
"I’m not even worried about that, we have worked hard in this campaign. The citizens have heard us and will come out in numbers to vote today. I am confident."
Maimane headed to Dobsonville, Soweto, to cast his vote, and other politicians have spent the morning visiting their preferred voting stations to exercise their right to vote.
The DA leader said his party is the only one that promotes a non-racial future for South Africa, but that the elections do not have anything to do with him as a person.
"We are pursuing a dream. I want to be clear about this one thing, that a non-racial future is profound for this country. Which other party is fighting for that? Which other list in this country represents the diversity of our nation? This is not about Mmusi Maimane."
Despite his confidence, Briefly.co.za reported earlier that a survey shows Ramaphosa is more popular than both Maimane and EFF leader, Julius Malema.
Since Election Day has kicked off, there have been several incidents - two voting stations have been burned down and police had to fire rubber bullets at residents of Holpan in the Northern Cape after they tried to prevent voters from making their votes.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!