- Former Democratic Alliance chief whip John Steenhuisen was left in the lurch with Mmusi Maimane's resignation
- However, the opposition party has elected Steenhuisen as its new Parliamentary Leader
- The DA is expected to announce both its interim replacement for Maimane and Athol Trollip on Sunday
After being stripped of his title as DA chief whip John Steenhuisen had stuck with his party and now it seems to have paid off.
Briefly.co.za reported that Steenhuisen had been appointed to his role as chief whip by Mmusi Maimane, which had resulted in him being removed from the position following the former leader's resignation.
The DA announced Steenhuisen's appointment to the role Maimane once held on social media:
"Congratulations John Steenhuisen, elected unopposed as the DA's new Parliamentary Leader."
The opposition party had been hit by three high profile resignations in the space of just a few days earlier this week.
Mmusi Maimane, Herman Mashaba and Athol Trollip had opted to leave, with the party left with a leadership vacuum in the process.
Trollip had been set to take over the reins from Maimane while the party elected a new leader, but his absence has seen the need to instate temporary leadership.
The DA will be electing this leadership later on Sunday, finding interim replacements for both opposition leader and Federal Executive chairperson.
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