READER LETTER | SA needs Maimane: Mmusi Maimane should be livid being referred to as a failed experiment. The then DA political intelligentsia, namely Tony Leon and Hellen Zille, knew they had to find a suitable “black” face, to front the party.
It’s not something the leaders in the Democratic Alliance want to discuss in public, but Tony Leon’s remarks terming Mmusi Maimane’s tenure a failed experiment has brought to the fore resentment around race in the party.
Tony Leon’s comments calling Mmusi Maimane an ‘experiment’ have lifted the lid on what disgruntled black leaders describe as insidious racism and a refusal to hold racists to account.
READER LETTER | Why didn’t Maimane take on Leon on SABC?: It is concerning that Mmusi Maimane, when given a chance on SABC to engage Tony Leon on his remarks that he is an experiment that went wrong, backed off.
MALAIKA MAHLATSI | Maimane remark revealed true colours of the DA: On Monday I read an interesting, albeit sad opinion piece, by former DA leader Mmusi Maimane in which he was responding to Tony Leon’s view that he (Maimane) was “an experiment that went…
So this is what Mmusi Maimane declared in Parliament Register of Members Interests in 2016, 2017. No mention of the car reportedly sponsored by Markus Jooste. If this was a donation to the DA, but MM was using it, surely car constituted a benefit that he should have disclosed?