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Maimane on Zille, Gandhi statue vandal in court, Clinton's White House run

Maimane on Zille: 'Shock+massive surprise'

File image of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille (right) with Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel (centre) and President Jacob Zuma (left): GCIS

Reaction continues to pour in over DA leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's Sunday announcement to not contest the DA's leadership position at that party's 9th May congress.

Speaking to 702's John Robbie, DA Parliamentary Leader Mmusi Maimane says his family is deliberating over whether he should contest at this stage:

Helen's contribution to this nation is something that is immense and certainly her contribution to the party has been a massive one. It was with shock and massive surprise that we got news of her announcement. (On whether Mmusi has intentions to run) no, not at this stage, it has implications personally for our own family but it is something we are thinking about quite extensively to see and I have been spending the last 24 to 48 hours to see if we do stand, that it's an election we're set to win. We will have a contest, but I know that after that, the DA will stand united and fight for the values of South Africans. I'm really more optimistic than ever for the future of the DA.

Catch Helen Zille on the Redi Tlhabi Show today at 10 am

Court appearance for Gandhi statue vandal

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EWN's Dineo Bendile on this story: a man accused of defacing the statue of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Monday. Police arrested the 21-year-old suspect on Sunday after the statue, located at Gandhi Square in the CBD was found splattered with white paint. The man was found in possession of painted signs, calling for the Gandhi statue to be removed. The police's Kay Makhubela said it's unclear if anyone else was involved: “That on its own gives the police grounds to arrest him as he was still full of paint. The investigation will reveal who he's working with.”

Clinton for Champion?

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Reuters on this story: Hillary Clinton cast herself as a champion for everyday Americans on Sunday, kicking off her long-awaited second run for the White House with a vow to fight for a level playing field for those recovering from tough economic times. Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as the commanding Democratic front runner, entered the fray with a flurry of video, email and social media announcements that indicated she had absorbed some of the lessons of her painful 2008 loss and would not take anything for granted this time. When she lost the Democratic nominating battle to Barack Obama, her campaign was heavily criticized for conveying a sense of arrogance and entitlement, and for being out of touch with the party's progressive wing. This time, the video launching her campaign portrayed her as a warmer, more empathetic figure and laid the groundwork for a more populist economic agenda. Eight years ago, her launch message was "I'm in it to win." On Sunday, she shifted the attention to voters, declaring on her new website, "Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion."


This article first appeared on 702 : Maimane on Zille, Gandhi statue vandal in court, Clinton's White House run


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