Maimane is new DA leader

Mmusi Maimane. File picture.

Mmusi Maimane has been announced as the DA’s new leader by his predecessor, Helen Zille, during the party’s congress in Nelson Mandela Bay today (10/05/15.

DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip was announced as the new federal chairman.

Addressing delegates as their new leader, Maimane said that out of ashes of apartheid a prosperous SA will emerge.

“We will show the nation that when Nelson Mandela died, his dream of a rainbow nation didn’t die with him,” the new DA leader said.

Maimane mixed isiXhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Sesotho, English and Afrikaans in his maiden address as party leader.

Maimane also said the party will focus on education “because many children still receive inferior education.”

“While they are tearing down statues, we’ll be building schools,” he said, taking at the Economic Freedom Fighters who have vowed to destroy more statues after a series of statues were vandalised earlier this year.


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