- Mmusi Maimane will be retained as DA leader until 2021
- DA federal chairperson Athol Trollip confirmed that the party will make a decision on Maimane’s future at the federal congress in 2 years’ time
- Trollip also shared that the DA takes collective responsibility for the drop in the number of votes received
There’s been much speculation over the future of Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, following the party’s performance at the 2019 general elections.
The DA retained control of the Western Cape, but experienced a drop in national support.
This led to talk of Maimane’s future, but Athol Trollip has dispelled those notions.
EWN reported that the DA federal chairperson confirmed Maimane’s services will be retained until 2021.
Trollip said, “We would like to state that Mr Maimane remains our leader until the federal congress scheduled for 2021 and at that congress the party will decide whether he continues as the leader or not.”
Briefly.co.za understands that Trollip’s statement was made following the party’s federal executive meeting, where the election performance was analysed.
The DA will now enjoy 5 fewer seats (84) in parliament compared to the previous term.
Analysts have attributed the drop to the rise of smaller parties, such as the Freedom Front Plus, and the notable growth of the EFF.
Trollip emphasised that the party takes collective responsibility for the party’s performance and that their federal executive praised Maimane for his leadership.
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