- Mmusi Maimane's resignation from the Democratic Alliance has caused waves in South Africa
- South Africans have been reacting to the news since it broke - there's been a mixed response
- Even celebs weighed in on the matter, sharing their unique opinions on Maimane's actions
Mmusi Maimane caused quite the upset in the political world when he announced his resignation as leader of the Democratic Alliance.
Although there were rumours of his pending exit, the official announcement still took many by surprise.
In a media briefing on Wednesday, 23 October, Maimane confirmed his resignation with fellow member, Athol Trollip, joining him in leaving the party.
South Africans had to react and Briefly.co.za reported that social media was a hive of activity following the news as people shared countless comical and controversial reactions.
Meanwhile, celebrities also started to weigh in on the matter. Even Julius Malema had something to say.
Check out the responses:
However, it was reported that Maimane had indicated his willingness to continue representing the DA in the National Assembly until the end of the year.
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