From A to Zille: the rise and fall of Maimane


From A to Zille: the rise and fall of Maimane

FREE TO READ | In the beginning she trumpeted his qualities, and in the end she delivered the final nail in his coffin


Mmusi Maimane’s rise in the DA was meteoric. 

In nine years, he went from applying for a job as the DA’s Joburg mayoral candidate to resigning as party leader on Wednesday. 

The Dobsonville-born former pastor was relatively unknown when then party leader Helen Zille introduced him as the DA’s face of its campaign to win Johannesburg in the 2011 local government elections. ..

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