Mmusi Maimane

South African politician

Mmusi Aloysias Maimane (born 6 June 1980) is a South African politician. He is a former member of parliament and the previously leader of the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA).[1][2][3] Maimane was born on 6 June 1980 in the Leratong Hospital in Krugersdorp.

Mmusi Maimane
Leader of the Democratic Alliance
In office
10 May 2015 – 23 October 2019
Preceded byHelen Zille
Succeeded byJohn Steenhuisen (interim)
Leader of the Opposition
In office
6 May 2014 – 24 October 2019
PresidentJacob Zuma
Cyril Ramaphosa
Preceded byLindiwe Mazibuko
Succeeded byJohn Steenhuisen
National Spokesperson of the Democratic Alliance
In office
November 2011 – 6 May 2014
Preceded byLindiwe Mazibuko
Succeeded byMarius Redelinghuys
Phumzile van Damme
Personal details
Born (1980-06-06) 6 June 1980 (age 43)
Krugersdorp, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Political partyDemocratic Alliance (Until 2019)
Natalie Maimane (m. 2005)
EducationUniversity of the Witwatersrand (BA)
University of South Africa (MPA)
Bangor University (ThM)
WebsiteOfficial website

Maimane stepped down as DA leader and leader of the opposition in parliament in October 2019.[4] John Steenhuisen was elected to both positions.[5]

References Edit

  1. | DA: Patricia de Lille issue has dragged on for too long
  2. | 'Day Zero': A disaster deferred, but for how long? - CNN
  3. Archived 2018-08-09 at the Wayback Machine | Mmusi Maimane: 'Fighting a system, not a race' | South Africa | Al Jazeera
  4. Banton, Vanessa (24 October 2019). "Mmusi Maimane resigns from DA and Parliament". News24. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  5. Mailovich, Claudi (17 November 2019). "John Steenhuisen elected as the DA's interim leader". BusinessLIVE. Retrieved 20 June 2020.