- Mmusi Maimane has resigned as leader of the Democratic Alliance after a lengthy attempt by the Federal Executive to persuade him otherwise
- The news was swiftly followed with the revelation that Athol Trollip was also heading for the exit door
- Social media was a hive of activity following the news as South Africans shared countless comical and controversial reactions
South Africa and the Democratic Alliance were rocked by the news that party leader Mmusi Maimane has resigned.
Just as everyone was trying to digest Maimane's surprise departure, it was also announced that Athol Trollip was also heading for the exit door.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported on their resignations as well as the reactions from political figureheads, but what did the man on the street make of it all?
Twitter was buzzing with numerous hilarious and controversial responses and Briefly.co.za observed the general consensus.
A hilarious image was shown of the four senior leaders within the DA who have all departed from the party.
Good ‘ol aunty Pat De Lille got stuck in as well and the public were loving it.
De Lille was forced to leave the DA in controversial circumstances and had issued a warning to Maimane at the time.
Some tweeps suggested that uBaba might just avail himself for the vacant position.
Some South Africans feel the common denominator behind the mysterious high-profile exits can only be former Western Cape premier, Helen Zille.
A few South Africans shared their controversial views that the resignation may affect Maimane’s marital status.
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