2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

Is Mmusi Maimane responsible for DA's poor performance?

The Democratic Alliance's support has lost some support across the country.

The party has lost its position as the official opposition party in the North West and Mpumalanga so far.

Is Mmusi Maimane to blame for the party's poor performance?

Clement Manyathela spoke to City Press journalist S'thembile Cele about the overall performance of the DA.

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The difficulty for Mmusi Maimane, in particular, has been his bid to grow the black vote.

S'thembile Cele, Journalist- City Press

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This is his first election as party leader after he succeeded Helen Zille, so this is the biggest test he has had.

S'thembile Cele, Journalist- City Press

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This article first appeared on 702 : Is Mmusi Maimane responsible for DA's poor performance?


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