Malema reaches out to Maimane: Don't be discouraged, my big brother

Malema reaches out to Maimane: Don't be discouraged, my big brother

- Anyone expecting Julius Malema to rub Mmusi Maimane's resignation in his face is in for a disappointment

- The EFF leader shared some warm words with the outgoing Democratic Alliance head

- While the leading opposition party is trying to regroup, Malema has his eye on his 'big brother'

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Julius Malema opted to offer encouragement to Mmusi Maimane in the wake of his resignation. reported that Maimane bowed out of continued DA representation in Parliament on Thursday.

The EFF leader responded to Maimane's announcement by asking for a meeting when the time is right:

"I'm not home but when I come back we should have lenakana la monna wa mosepidi. You are a good human being, don't be discouraged, my big brother."

READ ALSO: DA's leadership vacuum: Helen Zille in charge after Maimane drops mic

In case you were wondering, Malema is currently part of the delegation of the Pan-African Parliament which is meeting in Azerbaijan.

Mmusi Maimane may be moving on with his life but back at the blue ranch John Steenhuisen has been stripped of his position.

The ( now former) chief whip is currently whipless, announcing that Maimane's departure had meant the end of his term.

However, Steenhuisen has claimed to have been approached by a 'number of people' who feel he should throw his hat in the ring for the opposition party's leadership vacancy.

While only time will truly tell what will become of the DA, the last person to 'throw their hat into the ring' was Helen Zille.

No blame was placed on her shoulders by Maimane ( or Athol Trollip who had also resigned) but Herman Mashaba had listed the newly-elected federal council chairperson as one of the reasons for his departure.

The other two high-profile resignations closely followed the Joburg Mayor's just hours apart and many people feel that Zille is the common denominator:

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