Why the DA will go back to the future as it chooses its leader

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Why the DA will go back to the future as it chooses its leader

FREE TO READ | The race is between a black and a white candidate, and there’s little doubt over which of them will win

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The beleaguered Democratic Alliance will this weekend elect an interim leader, a key event crafting the future path of a party that has lost its black-leader boasting power.

Mmusi Maimane, the main opposition’s first black leader, quit last month when his former ally-turned-foe, Helen Zille, was elected chairperson of the federal council.

Zille had handed over the reins as party leader to Maimane in 2015, but made a surprise comeback last month when she defeated Athol Trollip for the position...

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