Is this the man who will save the DA from itself?


Is this the man who will save the DA from itself?

Chief whip John Steenhuisen emerges as front runner for leadership as party scrambles to sort out its mess

Aphiwe Deklerk and Andisiwe Makinana

The DA is heading for yet another leadership contest in a bid to fill vacancies created by Mmusi Maimane’s shock resignation on Wednesday.

In a statement following Thursday’s federal executive meeting, DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille said a federal council meeting would be convened as soon as practically possible to elect an interim leader, as well as a federal chairperson to replace Athol Trollip.

Trollip had resigned in solidarity with Maimane, while chief whip John Steenhuisen had to step down from his position because his term is linked to that of the leader of the opposition...

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