- Mmusi Maimane has told his critics within the Democratic Alliance that they should form their own political party if they have a problem with him
- This comes as the opposition leader struggles to retain his position at the helm of the party
- Maimane addressed over 150 delegates at the DA'S headquarters on Sunday
Mmusi Maimane is standing firm against the forces within the Democratic Alliance who wish to see his downfall.
News24 reports that Maimane had told critics to leave the party and form their own if they had an issue with his leadership.
Addressing 155 delegates on Saturday in Bruma, Johannesburg Maimane spoke out against ill-discipline which had resulted in public spats between top party members.
Briefly.co.za reported that the opposition leader had been battling to save face following Helen Zille's revelation that she wished to pursue a top job in the party.
Maimane is apparently 'sick and tired' of those who were hard at work attempting to create division in the DA: 'There's the door'.
Touching on the DA's relationship with the EFF in certain metros, Maimane admitted that while it was not ideal it had helped weaken the ANC.
The Sunday Times reports that the DA leader's grip on his role in the party would be adversely impacted, should Helen Zille be elected federal council chair.
Should Athol Trollip win, Maimane may well see his position bolstered, the report put forward.
Maimane has been pushing for the party's first 'policy conference', repeating calls for an early elective congress in order to put the whole ordeal behind the party and, by extension, himself.
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