No Place for Decency in South Africa's Democratic Alliance?

Have South African politics entered a space in which only the tough, rough and shamelessly nasty survive? Daily Maverick's Stephen Grootes thinks so. This comes after Mmusi Maimane and Herman Mashaba's resignations from the Democratic Alliance and Hellen Zille's appointment as chairperson of its federal council have reinforced perceptions that the official opposition party cannot abide black people in power, according to New Frame.

Former Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, left; new DA Federal Council Chairperson, Helen Zille, centre; and former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba.


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