- Mmusi Maimane and Herman Mashaba have been working together for change in South Africa
- This received a mixed response from South Africans and DA MP, Ghaleb Cachalia, stated that 'it would not work'
- Maimane responded on social media and soon the former allies were in an argument
Earlier, Herman Mashaba and Mmusi Maimane have released a joint statement to explain that they are actually on two separate missions.
The confusion has set in after both Maimane and Mashaba confirmed that the former leader joined the latter's endeavour to bring change to South Africa.
They are on their own political journeys but it seems they're willing to work together for a better future.
Not everyone is as optimistic about their partnership, and Democratic Alliance MP Ghaleb Cachalia made it clear he doesn't think it will be successful.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Cachalia published his opinion in Business Day, saying that the 'stealth politics of Maimane and Mashaba will not work'.
The former DA leader caught wind of this and here's how he responded:
"'This will not work' is a phrase many great leaders and CEOs have been told by people who have small minds and small visions.
"I am on a mission to bring activism to the heart of African politics. Doubters will not deflect my focus."
In return, the MP said:
"It is the movement that will give rise to leaders — not the other way round. Wannabe leaders in search of a movement represent a folly-fuelled foray that is likely to end in tears..."
Maimane responded again:
And again the DA member had his say:
"Movements are not proselytising churches that set out their stall to woo the flock and wow them with charismatic performances. Movements maketh the man, not the other way round..."
Maimane then took a rather personal shot:
And it didn't go down well:
"Here's a thought...some 39 years ago when you were being born......I was being interrogated by the security police in John Vorster Square... VIP seats?
"VIP seats....? I could give you lessons in struggle..."
Maimane seemingly ended the discussion by saying that people must not lose hope.
"When you have a mission, you walk by faith and not by sight. When you have a clear vision you know that - “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
"We must not lose hope in Africa. We must not lose hope in South Africa. In ourselves."
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