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Closing Speech Congress 2018

The following speech was delivered by the DA Federal Leader, Mmusi Maimane, to the party’s Federal Congress delegates at the Tshwane Events Centre today. Delegates, Colleagues, Fellow Democrats, To our Federal Chairperson, Athol Trollip, thank you for chairing this meeting and for your steady hand. You are a distinguished leader, unwavering spokesman for our cause,…

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Maimane confronts ‘puppet’ allegations head on

On Saturday, 7 April, DA Leader Mmusi Maimane confronted racist remarks, alleging that he is not in control of the DA and merely a puppet. “They even say that I am a puppet of white people and, if we win an election, I will be replaced by a white person. The truth is that I…

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Zuma’s trial proves we are all equal before the law

On 6 April 2009, Adv Mokotedi Mpshe, the then Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions, announced that he had decided to discontinue the prosecution against Jacob Zuma on 789 counts of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering that arose from his relationship with his “financial adviser” Schabir Shaik. Mpshe took this decision based on some…

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NMB: A DA-led government that truly cares for the people

In early 2016, a fleet of busses sat in an exposed storage facility with broken windows and damaged tyres. These buses were supposed to make up a world-class public transport system. A legacy of South Africa hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Yet, as the years went by, billions of rands were wasted, and here…

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Election 2019: a festival of ideas, not manipulation

It is so lovely to be here today. To be here in a building filled with thousands of South Africans from every corner of our beautiful country. South Africans who have travelled long distances driven by a love for our nation and the common values that unite us the Democratic Alliance. Our values are the…

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Building an African Liberal Agenda

The following speech was delivered by the DA Federal Leader, Mmusi Maimane, to the party’s Federal Congress delegates at the Tshwane Events Centre this morning. Friends, Colleagues, Fellow Democrats, Bagaetso, Dumelang, I am deeply honoured to stand before you on our party’s biggest stage, a year away from the most important election in our country’s…

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