DA’s first black president
May 11 th, 2015
Eastern Cape - For the first time in the history of SA’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) elected a black president, Mmusi Maimane (34) as head of the party in Port Elizabeth. The announcement of his election was greeted with cheers and chants. He succeeds Helene Zille (64) who ended her term after eight years at DA’s presidency. Mmusi Maimane grew up in Soweto and is sometimes called “the Barack Obama of Soweto” for his oratorical skills. Graduated in theology, Maimane is very religious and he preaches in the Liberty Church in Johannesburg. Maimane is married to a white South African woman.
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