By S'Thembiso Msomi
‘Mr Maimane, reliable night to you and, with the best of admire, who're you?’
This is how journalist Jeremy Maggs started his tv interview with Mmusi Maimane in 2011 while he was once unveiled because the Democratic Alliance’s mayoral candidate for Johannesburg. considering the fact that then, the charismatic Maimane’s upward thrust from obscurity to chief of the DA in 2015 has been not anything in need of meteoric.
His anointment as chief of the DA made background, marking the of completion of this political party’s transformation from a ‘white’ political occasion to at least one whose new chief shared related studies to these of the vast majority of citizens. but there are these, even in the occasion, who denounce Maimane as not anything greater than a puppet dancing to the track of former chief Helen Zille and japanese Cape chief Athol Trollip.
So who's the true Maimane? skilled political reporter S’thembiso Msomi is going backstage to envision how and why Maimane rose to go up the competition get together. He delves into Maimane’s adolescence, his time on the pulpit within the church, and his relations, to convey substance to the guy.
Msomi additionally examines Maimane’s first 12 months as head of the DA within the run-up to the neighborhood executive elections, assessing how this younger guy has negotiated the usually treacherous waters of political energy. ultimately, the writer makes an attempt to respond to those burning questions: is Maimane his personal guy, and will he carry the voters that the DA so fervently wants?
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Mmusi Maimane: Prophet or Puppet? by S'Thembiso Msomi