South Africa’s new opposition leader

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DA Gauteng Premier Candidate, Mmusi Maimane (C), launches the final phase of the DA's posters for the South Africa general elections, Johannesburg, South Africa.

the Obama of Soweto, Mmusi Maimane has become the first ever black leader of South Africa’s main opposition party.


Called the Obama of Soweto, 34-year-old Mmusi Maimane has become the first ever black leader of South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. He is widely being compared by the media to United States President Barack Obama, who is the country’s first black president.

His election came just after the Democratic Alliance, which has many white supporters, won the most votes in a post-apartheid era election last year.

As reported by AFKInsider, an African news and business web...


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