- Mabine Seabe has parted ways with the Democratic Alliance with immediate effect
- The opposition party's communications manager's claim to fame was working as Mmusi Maimane's spokesperson
- Seabe revealed that he chose to resign in pursuit of a new venture he has on the horizon
Mabine Seabe has thrown in the towel as the Democratic Alliance's communications manager.
SABC journalist Samkele Maseko revealed this move was an immediate one, adding Seabe rose to prominence as former party leader Mmusi Maimane's spokesperson.
Briefly.co.za reported that Maimane had resigned from his post at the helm of South Africa's official opposition party shortly after Helen Zille made her return.
Maimane is now pursuing a new movement in the country, working alongside fellow former party member Herman Mashaba from time to time.
It appears that they are not the only ones moving on from their blue past, with Seabe commenting on his resignation:
"For the record, I resigned on my own terms. I am working on an exciting venture with some talented people to change how the private sector communicates and channels its CSI funding. I wish my former colleagues all the very best."
This caught Maimane's attention, but Seabe's former boss didn't say much in the way of a response, simply indicating that he was keeping an eye on the situation.
Citizens responding to this development had mixed feelings, with many suspecting DA Federal Chair Helen Zille had been behind it.
Take a look at just a few responses from South Africans below:
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