DA: Maimane girds his loins for Parliamentary leadership
Date Released: Mon, 2 June 2014 10:03 +0200
Indeed, Maimane has been playing the perfect diplomat, paying tribute to Mazibuko while simultaneously defending Zille.
Mmusi Maimane will officially be the DA’s leader in Parliament, after an election in which the former Gauteng Premier hopeful ended up standing unopposed. Some have quibbled that Maimane may lack the necessary experience or temperament for Parliament’s bruising exchanges with the ruling party – but Maimane insists he and his supporting team are the right people for the job. He also says they won’t “oppose for the sake of opposing”.
By Rebecca Davis
Image by Werner Beukes