Now Former South African Opposition Leader Maimane Quits Party

Mmusi Maimane has now resigned from South Africa's largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance - another blow to a party that is still reeling from the departure of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba. Maimane announced his resignation as party leader yesterday, and the party's federal chair Athol Trollip quit as a member of Parliament.

Mmusi Maimane, left, announces his resignation as leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance. Behind him at the press conference are Helen Zille, the party's newly elected Federal Council Chairperson, centre, and Athol Trollip, who resigned as party chairperson on the same day.

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