- DA federal executive members have come out in support of leader Mmusi Maimane
- The Democratic Alliance members insist that it would be undemocratic to oust him
- Plots against Maimane, whose removal was called for, were addressed during a meeting
Federal executive members of the opposition party have come to Mmusi Maimane's defence.
The South African reports that it was declared undemocratic to give the Democratic Alliance leader the boot.
Friday saw the execs converging in a meeting, where plots for Maimane's removal were addressed.
Sunday Times reports that the final call is up to attendants at the DA federal council meeting, the council oversees party policies, systems and 'poor performance' during the elections.
The review panel allegedly asked Maimane to resign, calling for a premature election for new leadership.
The party's Jacques Smalle gave comment on the meeting, saying that:
“The majority of the federal executives had some strong opinions on certain regards. They will improve some of the contents of the report. The panel might have the opinion that people have got to step down but in politics, you are always elected into positions. At the end of the day, the report is not enforceable by the panel. The report is enforceable by the decision, set by a body of the party, which is the federal council meeting next week.”
Briefly.co.za reported that Maimane had been adamant he isn't going anywhere at the bidding of a single person, but rather the majority vote in the DA:
“It is the congress that elects leadership; it is the congress of the people of the DA who are committed to the vision of SA for all, who elect leaders, we are going to be electing the executive chair of federal council; a leader who is going to work for that vision of delivering a SA for all, which must ensure that the DA continues to be diverse and entrenched in communities such as these ones.”
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