- Mmusi Maimane may have resigned as the leader of the DA, but he says he isn't done with politics
- Maimane insists he hasn't abandoned his ideal of a non-racial South Africa, something he feels the opposition party couldn't achieve
- With his former party nearing elections to appoint his replacement, Maimane isn't concerned
Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he is not done with politics just yet, speaking to eNCA in a recent interview.
The politician says he holds no resentment towards the Democratic Alliance and isn't concerning himself with the upcoming elections to appoint his replacement.
Briefly.co.za reported that parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen and Gauteng provincial member Makashule Gana are contesting the top spot.
Maimane, on the other hand, says that the brewing tension within the party when it came to approaching racial injustice had been difficult for him to endure:
"It became clear that a few South Africans happen to not want a project of a reconciled South Africa that redresses historical injustices. It so happens that some found themselves in an institute and some were found within the DA. It is those individuals, over a period of time, made leading the organisation harder."
While his resignation had put a spanner in the works, Maimane insists that his plan is still on track:
“Does that mean I am giving up on the fight? Not at all. I think it is a journey I will continue to fight. I believe that non-racialism is the future of our nation and is something I will continue to fight for."
The politician aims to help usher in both political and economic reform in South Africa and he feels that a 'new coalition' is needed to help make this dream happen.
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