DA leader Mmusi Maimane has dismissed reports that he meets former president FW de Klerk on a regular basis, adding that he only met him once in his life.
702/CapeTalk's Redi Tlhabi on Friday spoke to the leader of the opposition about the report he described as "blatant lies".
Listen to the conversation below:
If the Mail & Guardian at least wanted to say there's substance to the story, let them at least reflect on the minutes of a meeting...— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
I can't even verify that there's accuracy to the fact they (Mail & Guardian) spoke to any sources within the party.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
I met with him once. I've met other leaders. There's is absolutely no project... no lesson I could learn from FW de Klerk. There are other leaders I consult with...— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
1. M&G story utter nonsense. As Leader of the Opposition, I meet former Leaders & State Presidents as a matter of course.— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) January 28, 2016
2. I met with former President de Klerk once back in 2014. Just like I recently met with former President Mbeki. It's a non-story— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) January 28, 2016