- After being appointed unopposed as the Democratic Alliance's Parliamentary leader, John Steenhuisen announced another big move
- Steenhuisen has revealed that he will indeed be campaigning to become the official leader of the opposition party
- Helen Zille, according to the DA politician, will be reminded of her lane according to John
Former chief whip turned Parliamentary leader, John Steenhuisen, has announced he will be throwing his hat into the ring for the top job at the DA.
Briefly.co.za reported that Steenhuisen had been appointed as Mmusi Maimane's replacement in the National Assembly following his resignation last week.
Speaking during a meeting at the Cape Town Press Club, Steenhuisen made it clear that the party was striving towards the eradication of poverty in South Africa.
On the recent leadership exodus, Steenhuisen was adamant that life would go on, saying:
“People have left, people are gone, the cause endured, nothing has changed.”
As for Helen Zille, Steenhuisen joked that he would be reminding the federal council chairperson of the lane she promised to stay in when she had been elected.
Julius Malema recently weighed in on speculation that Zille had been behind Maimane's resignation.
During a media briefing on Monday, the EFF leader had been adamant that President Cyril Ramaphosa, not Zille, had been the cause of Maimane's departure.
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