What the what?! Mashaba is Mmusi’s hero?!

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What the what?! Mashaba is Mmusi’s hero?!

FREE TO READ | Experts look at Maimane’s ‘hypocritical and absurd’ support for quitting Joburg mayor

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It’s the theatre of the absurd.

That is how political analyst Ebrahim Fakir on Monday summarised the latest developments in the Democratic Alliance, with Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba quitting his job – and his DA membership – out of protest against Helen Zille’s election as the DA’s new federal chairperson over the weekend.

But that’s not the only absurd part. DA leader Mmusi Maimane was by Mashaba’s side at the announcement. He even told the outgoing mayor: “You are my hero,” at the “I quit” press conference where Mashaba also criticised the political party he called home for several years...

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