Racisms in South Africa

RACISM IN SOUTH AFRICA: MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY LEADER HAS ANNOUNCED HIS RESIGNATION FROM THE PARTY

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Mmusi Maimane the first black leader of the Democratic Alliance is said to have resigned over racist rows as he promised to stay on as an MP for the party adding that he is stepping back for further assessments.

Mr. Maimane’s resignation comes three days after the Democratic Alliance ‘s Herman Mashaba resigned from the party and as mayor of Johannesburg. This followed the appointment of the party’s former leader, Helen Zille, as its federal chairperson, the second most powerful position in the Democratic Alliance

Mr. Maimane said that the Democratic Alliance, the second largest party in south Africa, had become “not the best vehicle” to confront Cyril Ramaphosa’s governing African National Congress.

Maimane, was the first black leader of the DA who contested in his first elections in may with a chunk of the parties white majority abandoning the party.