- The DA is falling foul of its voters due to a number of internal issues the DA has had to deal with as well as the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as state president.
- Recently the issue with Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has caused a rift between their white supporters and the black and coloured DA members
- Maimane is confident that the DA is the only credible opposition party to the ANC
The DA is facing a crisis as its support base crumbles. An investigation has been launched by the party to determine the cause and possible remedies for the threat a loss of support poses for the 2019 elections.
The major culprits for the DA's diminishing support were the manner in which it handled the issue with Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, the valuation of properties in Johannesburg and the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as president.
Briefly.co.za learned that race has been a major issue for the DA with some of the black and coloured DA members believing that De Lille is being victimised by the DA according to the sowetanlive.co.za.
While white DA members want De Lille to be charged for bringing the party into disrepute.
Mmusi Maimane said that the party had turned a corner and was gearing up for the 2019 general elections.
"People will choose to vote for the partnership between the ANC and EFF, or for the party that is opposed to VAT," he said.
Maimane said that an error in the system caused the erroneous rates increases in Johannesburg and the city has corrected it.
DA Gauteng leader John Moodey acknowledged the need for the party to do some self-reflection and in order to remain relevant, the necessary market research needs to be conducted.
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