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The end of the DA's black leader experiment?

The end of the DA's black leader experiment?

Guest : Sanusha Naidu | Political Analyst

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) post-2019 election review report recommends that
party leader Mmusi Maimane step down.
The DA’s disappointing run in the 2019 general election saw the knives come out for the
charismatic leader — its first black party head.
In 1994, the DA got 1.7% of the vote. In 1999 it got to 9.5% of the vote and grew steadily
to a high of 22.3% in 2014.
But the 2019 election saw the DA slump for the first time in its history — to 20.7%
The review report committee was led by former DA chief strategist Ryan Coetzee.
A party source said: “There’s a recommendation that the leader step down.”
But those in Maimane’s corner said he will put his faith in council delegates. One of
these said: “The report will be tabled on Saturday; it’s the only thing on the agenda.
From there they will deliberate and it is up to council to decide.”
The report is also thought to contain a suggestion that the party’s chief executive, Paul
Boughey, leave.
READ MORE: Paul Boughey, CEO of the DA has resigned
Boughey seems to have preempted this, with his resignation late on Thursday.
In his resignation letter, Boughey said that he had “reached an agreement in principle”
with the party to step down, adding that the full details of the agreement would be
revealed in the coming days.
In a statement released by the DA, noting the resignation of Boughey, the party lauded
his service to the party and the “Democratic project”.
UCT political analyst Sanusha Naidu joins us live for her thoughts on this development



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