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Vol 56 No 25

Published 18th December 2015

South Africa

Dissent dogs DA leadership

Lindiwe Mazibuko's political comeback has come to a sudden stop. Some feel ex-leader Helen Zille retains too much power behind the scenes

Once upon a time, Lindiwe Mazibuko was the golden girl of opposition politics: she was articulate, respected and quoted in the media every day. She was the youngest Democratic Alliance leader in Parliament and one of the first to question the millions of dollars being spent on President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead. She was key to the strategy to increase the DA's black vote and seemed bound for glory. And then she wasn't.

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