Political Analyst Asanda Ngoasheng says Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane‘s resignation is imminent.
“I believe that we should expect Mmusi Maimane’s resignation very soon,” said Ngoasheng.
“Mmusi Maimane has failed as a leader. He failed in his bid to be City of Jhb Mayor, he failed in his bid to be the Premier of Gauteng, he failed in his bid to lead the official opposition in Parliament because when he was in Parliament the EFF set the agenda
“The EFF was one that became the official opposition even though the DA had bigger numbers. It does not surprise me that there are rumours that Mmusi is going to be kicked out of the DA.”
The DA suffered significant loses in the 2019 general elections last week, losing 1.4 percent support from 22.23 percent in 2014 down to 20.77 percent this year.
But the DA’s deputy federal chairperson Athol Trollip said Maimane remains the party leader until the next federal congress in 2021.
“Any talk of a change of a leadership before a federal congress must be dispelled,” said Trollip, “As the leadership of the party, at both a national and provincial level, we are unambiguous in our support for Mr Maimane who has led the DA with exemption since the 2015 Nelson Mandela Bay Federal Congress, and his unopposed election in 2018.
“As members of the federal executive, which controls and directs the activities of the party, and implements the decisions of the federal council, we all take responsibility for the outcomes of elections – whether good or bad. That burden does not sit on the shoulders of an individual.”