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Mmusi Maimane

Date of Birth: 06/06/1980
Place of Birth: Dobsonville, Soweto, near Johannesburg


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A reckoning for the Ramaphosa party

Polls suggest that the MPC could achieve as much as 35% of the vote and seek closer links with like-minded opposition parties that have opted to stay outside the group such as Songezo Zibi's Rise Mzansi Mmusi Maimane's Build One South Africa and Gayton McKenzie's Patriotic Alliance (AC Vol 64 No 9 Writing the next act & Vol 65 No 6 Parties prepare for the costliest election & Vol 65 No 1 Tumbling support for ANC ends liberation era)...

Their strength will be tested after two years of intense organisation and team building: Rise Mzansi (RISE) headed by former newspaper editor and corporate communications executive Songezo Zibi whose inclusive style of leadership has won praise from poor South Africans and business leaders alike; Build One South Africa (BOSA) was founded by Mmusi Maimane the former leader of the DA who quit in frustration (AC Vol 60 No 23 The DA's race dilemma)...


Pollsters vie for credibility with politicians

Several of the smaller parties – such as Songezo Zibi's Rise Mzansi and Mmusi Maimane's Build One South Africa – have opted to remain outside the MPC but have indicated they will negotiate with it after the election...


Jacob Zuma's revenge

There are now four former ANC members heading opposition parties: Jardine (Change Starts Now); Mmusi Maimane (Build One South Africa); Bantu Holomisa (United Democratic Movement); and Mosiuoa Lekota (Congress of the People)...


Growing dissent pressures ANC from all angles

The most promising of the newcomers are Songezo Zibi's Rise Mzansi Mmusi Maimane's Build One South Africa (Bosa) and Jardine's Change Starts Now – none of which are yet represented in national or regional assemblies...


Writing the next act

That leaves 10% to be shared among smaller parties and the vibrant new start-ups and proto-parties such as Action South Africa (estimated 5%) Rise Mzansi and former DA leader Mmusi Maimane's Build One South Africa (Bosa) (AC Vol 64 No 8 Doubts greet the DA's 'moonshot' coalition)...


Doubts greet the DA's 'moonshot' coalition

Others said that if it wants to attract black voters it would need to explain the exodus from its ranks of impressive black leaders such as Lindiwe Mazibuko Mmusi Maimane Phumzile van Damme Mbali Ntuli Herman Mashaba and Bongani Baloyi...

New entrantsThe 2024 race which includes 37 political parties will also see several independent candidates such as: veteran activist Zackie Achmat; and former Business Day editor and founder of the Rivonia Circle think-tank Songezo Zibi; and Build One South Africa's leader Mmusi Maimane...


Can Ramaphosa get the lights back on?

On 19 January another coalition of political parties (Mmusi Maimane's Build One SA the IFP and UDM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) launched a civil action led by Mabuza Attorneys against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan demanding there should be no power-cuts without 'procedural fairness' and suspending plans for tariff hikes...


Zondo's game changer

Other leadership hopefuls in the 35-50 age group include former Democratic Alliance (DA) heavyweight Lindiwe Mazibuko former DA leader Mmusi Maimane and former deputy Finance Minister and state capture whistleblower Mcebisi Jonas...


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