- Mmusi Maimane has indicated that he will be forming a new political party
- His resignation from the DA has shaken the opposition party, but Maimane is moving on
- The politician wants the new endeavour to be 'led by people for the people'
Mmusi Maimane feels the political landscape is in dire need of something 'new' and he intends to create just that.
Briefly.co.za reported that the former Democratic Alliance leader had made it clear his time in politics was far from over.
Speaking to eNCA, Maimane shared his opinion that South Africa needs a 'new vehicle' for change:
“Actually we need a new coalition, a new vehicle and something that would come back to the people.”
Discussing the formation of his new party, Maimane aims to redress racial imbalances, something he claims was rejected in the DA.
IOL reports that the politician seeks to establish a party that is driven by the citizens through a 'new coalition, a new vehicle'.
But Maimane isn't going at it alone, indicating that he had been engaging with society in the short time since his resignation.
As for his former political home, Maimane claims that individuals who were against change had made leading the DA difficult:
“It’s those particular individuals that over a period of time made leading the organisation harder by ensuring that (attempts) we take to reconcile South Africa are made difficult and some of those became very personal. Therefore it became untenable to continue in that project."
Meanwhile, the nation's official opposition party is preparing to elect an interim leader over the weekend. This leader will take the helm until a formal election can be held during the course of next year.
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