Mmusi Maimane

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Mmusi Maimane said : “The political sands are shifting across the world as citizens are losing faith in big political parties and seeking a new alternative, and South Africa is no outlier,” External link

mg Friday, November 5, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Over the past few years, there’s been a large consensus that the single party, hegemonic view over South Africa is fast coming to an end. We’ve been captured by the liberation movement, and now we are truly entering into a space of a post-liberation era,” External link

mg Friday, November 5, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "The problem with South Africa is that citizens have been ignored for far too long. If the ANC could not keep the lights on, on the week of the elections, it tells you how arrogant they go to the voters with. So, when people are ignored, they feel like they've been dismissed. This gives them a powerful opportunity to say, let's punish you at the polls, but let's allow for citizens to come back into the centre of the conversation," External link

eyewitness-news Friday, November 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “And the objection of that vision sends to South Africa that they want to become a party that only wants to consolidate minorities. Now, they got the results they deserve, because they can’t broaden themselves, they are narrowing,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "This means independents, as a voting bloc, are now larger than political parties Cope, FF Plus, ACDP, UDM, ATM, PA, GOOD and the NFP - and only trail the ANC, DA, EFF and IFP in real numbers at approximately 4% of the national vote," External link

news24 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : "I am going to see you all in 2024. The future is independent," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : “Keep my name out of it @jsteenhuisen. You made your bed, these results are on you,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:48:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “This is the second time today that the police have abused civilians on camera,” External link

the-star Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “On which athletic track? We can’t run in the R15 million Athi Geleba stadium. We must not forget any manner of corruption by this government. School fumigation R431 million. Shady stadiums R21 million, Digital vibes R150 million…Motorbike ambulances…the list is too long. Today we fry amasela with our votes. We can’t leave massive corruption and bombastic defences of said corruption. We must put our feet on necks,” External link

citizen Monday, November 1, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “They were blaming i’outi esharp, today the truth will come out. Bazozisola [they will regret it],” External link

citizen Monday, November 1, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Not even, kodwa they must know ukuthi ma ungisukеla, ngizoktshintshela mina. Today the nandos is coming home to roost” External link

citizen Monday, November 1, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Apartheid was defeated not only by the ANC but it was the citizens that stood up and worked together to bring change, and we are starting that here,” External link

iol Monday, November 1, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane argues : “The DA says it wants to be colour-blind, but that means wanting to retain the status quo,” External link

economist Friday, October 1, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane argues : “The DA says it wants to be colour-blind, but that means wanting to retain the status quo,” External link

economist Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "These five councillors have resigned, claiming racial victimhood. Can it be coincidence that they have suddenly decided the DA is racist now that they stand accused of maladministration?" External link

irishsun Monday, June 14, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "These five councillors have resigned, claiming racial victimhood. Can it be coincidence that they have suddenly decided the DA is racist now that they stand accused of maladministration?" External link

news24 Monday, June 14, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Commission ) : "Each community-led independent organisation in these municipalities will register under Section 15A of the Electoral Commission Act, a mechanism that allows for the registration of an organisation or movement to participate in municipal elections without being registered as a traditional political party with political party structures," External link

news24 Friday, June 11, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “The first place to recognise is that in the local government elections the DA, when I was the leader of the party, gained control of many of the big city metros in South Africa,” “We were in government in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay and the capital city itself” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Over a long period of time as you have seen in the last three or two years since he has been president, South Africa is lagging behind on the vaccination roll out, it has not dealt with corruption, unemployment is skyrocketing and clearly the reform project is not one that he has been able to champion going forward. Therefore in the light of all of that I really do believe that it sets up the prevailing conditions for change that we need going forward,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The political parties are the biggest impediment to our progress. One party needs to stop looting, one needs to go to school, one needs to stop fuelling anger. The people need good governance and delivery,” “We are not building a political party. What we are doing is working on making sure direct elections are implemented and effective so that people can take back the power. These parties are not the answer. They abuse citizens” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “This country cannot be led merely by the angry. We need people who want to truly return power to the people and not to take power from the ANC and then give it to themselves. That’s why direct elections are important. They empower the community. Not the party,” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : "South Africa's political system is broken, self-serving and in critical need of change," External link

news24 Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Commission ) : “Our model makes use of Section 15A of the Electoral Commission Act, a mechanism that allows for the registration of an organisation or movement to participate in municipal elections, without being registered as a traditional political party with political party structures,” External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Peace ) : “Dr Van Zyl touched the lives of many via social media and radio, spreading love and light. She truly set an example of how to live with love and grace. May her soul Rest In Peace” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:31:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “There must be #JusticeForLufuno. This is a parent’s worst nightmare. It’s heartbreaking,” “I hope that the minister of basic education visits the school and the family while she is on her Limpopo oversight. No school in our nation should entertain bullying in any shape or form” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Peace ) : “Dr Van Zyl touched the lives of many via social media and radio, spreading love and light. She truly set an example of how to live with love and grace. May her soul Rest In Peace” External link

iol Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We are now in the era of coalition governments and for the foreseeable future, this will be the case, including in national government,” External link

businessday Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “I will be the first to admit that governing in coalitions and in minority governments in the metros has not been easy. But it is the way forward for us” External link

businessday Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “At the heart of this manifesto lies our plan to build the SA we once all thought possible, but have since lost sight of,” External link

businessday Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “I think it’s dangerous to say that it is simply a matter of black versus white in the DA, as is it dangerous to infer the same in South African society more broadly. Rather, it is a tension between those who believe black and white people can work together on an equal footing towards a common future, and those who implicitly believe black people must assimilate or become fronts and experiments in an attempt to maintain the status quo and not ‘rock the boat’ too much. That is what is at play in the DA, like in many other sectors of our society, including corporate South Africa,” External link

mg Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "I wanted the people to really be that party that sits in the centre. That reason was rejected by the DA and as you've opened up now it's been the return to almost the fightback campaign and the consolidation of minoritism, which is not a project that I'm willing to be engaged with, which is why I had to leave," External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "It’s youth month...in 1976 the youth fought for education now 40 years later we are fighting for jobs‚" External link

businessday Saturday, April 3, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “How is it that when these matters are raised, no investigation follows. We need to get to the bottom of this private funding which allows these people to stay in power,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “How is it that when these matters are raised, no investigation follows. We need to get to the bottom of this private funding which allows these people to stay in power,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Karima Brown ) : “This is sad news indeed. I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Karima Brown and to her colleagues. May her soul rest in peace” External link

businessday Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "We need to put all our energies into saving our country. " External link

news24 Monday, March 1, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “As a leader I can't go to a university student and say there is no white privilege, race is not a factor in South Africa. I would be lying to them and they would call me out. I would be naive to think that voters were not looking at how diverse the DA is in Parliament,” External link

iol Monday, March 1, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane replied : “Today the DA is saying they are open to coalition with some factions of the ANC as long as @CyrilRamaphosa is the president. They are officially out of opposition and are themselves a faction of the ANC. It's an admission of defeat. A recognition that they can't grow …” External link

iol Monday, March 1, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "John and Helen do not care about fixing the problems of this nation. They care about the Western Cape and maintaining power there. They have given up on the national project and are now going back to the historic voters of the party and abandoning the rest. It’s obvious," External link

news24 Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Commission ) : “I believe in unity. I realize that vision requires hard work. It requires finishing discussions that were left suspended after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It takes work. It takes more than sports and braais to fix our divisions,” External link

news24 Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The report largely aligns with the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill that is currently before Parliament, save for its proposal of a closed list system,” “The Electoral Laws Amendment Bill differs by proposing an open list system. Crucially, an open list system addresses the issue of poor performing, unsuitable and/or corrupt individuals being protected by political parties. It cuts out the unnecessary political ‘brokers’ and gives direct power to voters and communities” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "We urgently need a new minister of basic education," External link

news18 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "We urgently need a new minister of basic education," External link

afp-en Monday, February 15, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The remarks by the president are most disappointing. Citizens at this time want to know that any person who becomes the head of State will defend the Constitution and all its related laws. That’s the oath of office,” External link

citizen Monday, February 8, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The remarks by the president are most disappointing. Citizens at this time want to know that any person who becomes the head of State will defend the Constitution and all its related laws. That’s the oath of office,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “Mr Zuma, if he breaks the law, must be arrested like any other person. It would not be abnormal for a country to have a president who has been arrested, it happened in Brazil, it happens in many different parts of the world,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Failure to do that will indicate an unwillingness to account to the public and will lead to OSA pursuing access to this information through the instrument of Public Access to Information Act (PAIA),” External link

citizen Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The money should have been rightly used to fix broken toilets, eradicate pit toilets and provide running water to all schools. It is saddening that it instead found its way into the hands of politically connected tenderpreneurs,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “OSA is not a political party, and will not become a political party…We believe a political system is fundamentally broken… adding another party is not a viable solution,” External link

citizen Monday, January 25, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Some people are able to reach out across political aisles, they are able to change the atmosphere in a room, and they are honest and humble. Minister Mthembu was such a man. I am still shocked. Condolences to his family and to the ANC,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “just a new face to the same old ANC” External link

businessday Friday, January 15, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We need to build a reconciled nation” External link

citizen Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “Zuma has always felt he is above the law, this should not be allowed. Legal compliance is crucial for SA,” External link

iol Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “I also call on the African Union and its chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa to talk to his friends Mnangagwa and Museveni and tell them to comply with the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We are going to be disruptive in terms of how we do our politics,” “Political parties have become traditional and sloganist, and we have to reform that” External link

businessday Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “A business is 100% compliant when they have done this, and all other Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) requirements fall away. It meets the criteria of certainty, clarity, and simplicity, all of which investors like, and there is no place for corruption to take place. All indirect costs associated with the implementation of BEE and compliance monitoring fall away,” External link

citizen Monday, November 2, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Just yesterday it has emerged that a presidential candidate for the semi-autonomous Zanzibar region in Tanzania, Seif Sharif Hamad, was arrested just hours before the general elections in an attempt to suppress opposition efforts,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “While there has been concern in recent years about attempts by the African Union to weaken its powers, this is the ACPHR’s chance to show its mettle and stand up on behalf of the rights of millions of Africans,” “Until this point, current African Union chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa has failed in implementing that AU’s mandate to ‘promote and protect human rights on the continent’ as per Article 3(h) of the Constitutive Act of the African Union” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Despite my best efforts, perhaps the DA is not the best vehicle to take forward the fight for one SA for all,” External link

businessday Friday, September 18, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "If Zanu-PF doesn't like that, it's not like that's the end of the story. This matter can still and rightfully still be considered officially by the African Union and even the UN Security Council. The atmosphere of fear and repression must be broken forever," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 11, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Dear @Twitter please make a graphic for this hashtag. #ZimbabweanLivesMatter. I think it deserves recognition in the same way that #BlackLivesMatter has a graphic” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 4, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The attacks on black lives in our neighbourhood need global solidarity. A burning issue right now is the arrests of journalists and activists in Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 4, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane asked : “What level of humility is required for them to come down and say that we have all lost in this time and we need to sit down and set justice in motion?” External link

iol Sunday, August 16, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane disse : “os seus ideais e as suas convicções. Se é bom o suficiente, então acredite que é adulto o suficiente” External link

opais Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : “It is imperative that civilians be allowed to speak freely and to participate in political discourse online and offline without fear of reprisals,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "We can't be having friends having tea while the following happens, investigative journalists are arrested, activists are silenced, opposition victim ised," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane commented : “Hai man. This thing is simple, you must release investigative journalists like Hopewell Chin’ono, you must respect the rights of citizens to free speech and the rights of activists to organise around their causes” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Dear @Twitter please make a graphic for this hashtag. #ZimbabweanLivesMatter. I think it deserves recognition in the same way that #BlackLivesMatter has a graphic” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The attacks on black lives in our neighbourhood need global solidarity. A burning issue right now is the arrests of journalists and activists in Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Firstly, I think the Department of International Relations must intervene in what is going on in Zimbabwe. I will certainly be communicating to Dirco to make sure that the Zimbabwean government can explain to citizens of this country what is going on. Secondly, we must all condemn human rights violations. That is foreign to South Africa and to the African continent,” “We cannot allow those who were liberators to become oppressors. That is what is happening in Zimbabwe right now” External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : “I really think the government of South Africa has failed the people of Zimbabwe” External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about President Mugabe ) : “In short, one can safely say South Africa has failed to lead Africa, and South Africa has ridiculously failed on Zimbabwe. Quiet diplomacy on Zimbabwe is not going to work, and that has been proven. It failed to work when we, as South Africans, intervened in the formation of that government of national unity after the opposition MDC had won the elections; that was our initial failure,” “Keeping Mugabe in power when he had lost an election was our initial failure. Furthermore, when atrocities where committed under President Mugabe, South Africa kept quiet. Now it is happening under the current regime. I call it a regime, frankly, because of the atrocities they are committing” External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “I hope we stand in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe. I am in connection with the various opposition parties in Zimbabwe, particularly the Movement for Democratic Change, because it is important for us to remember that our fellow Africans really stood in solidarity with us when South Africa was under apartheid,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "Eita @trevornoah, can we find a way to bring global attention to the human rights abuses in Africa. the attacks on black lives in our neighbourhood which need global solidarity. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Mr President Cyril Ramaphosa, as chairperson of the African Union, I am requesting that you give a call to @edmnangagwa to request an immediate termination of all acts of intimidation of journalists and opposition party leaders in Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 24, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : “Some of the worst effects of apartheid were the miseducation and dehumanisation of black people. Those seeds of apartheid are still evident today and we can address them through education,” “If we don’t make online learning accessible to students, we will introduce a digital apartheid where some learners are left behind because they don’t have access to technology and education. It’s our effort to advance all citizens, regardless of race, as we build one South Africa” External link

citizen Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : "Some of the worst effects of apartheid were the miseducation and dehumanisation of black people. Those seeds of apartheid are still evident today and we can address them through education. If we don't make online learning accessible to students, we will introduce a digital apartheid where some learners are left behind because they don't have access to technology and education. It's our effort to advance all citizens, regardless of race, as we build one South Africa," External link

news24 Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “All I am asking is for the government to simply say: ‘Let’s adjust this year’s curriculum, let’s delay matric exams, let us give matriculants devices so that they can study online and have blended learning,’ because when we have all of those things in place, we can then truly ensure that no one is left behind and we can fight the virus,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “On the basis of fact alone, the decision that the department of basic education is putting [to keep schools open], is irrational. That’s why you cannot sustain the argument. The reason we have taken the protest and they [the department] have threatened us with court action is because they know their decisions are irrational,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane asked : “The question they (CEM) must answer, is it okay that there is a school closing every single day in this country because of Covid-19. Who is going to take responsibility when more learners and teachers are getting infected?” External link

iol Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Angie Motshekga ) : "Minister Motshekga must reverse her decision to reopen schools. It is a rushed and ill-advised decision, unnecessarily putting lives at risk," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "My friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections.... Change is coming," External link

EastAfrican Friday, June 26, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "My friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections.... Change is coming," External link

modernghana Friday, June 26, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "My friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections.... Change is coming," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "My friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections.... Change is coming," External link

news24 Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "My friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections.... Change is coming," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Mr Mnangagwa, give the opposition building back,” External link

thestandard-zw Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Mr Mnangagwa, give the opposition building back,” External link

zimeye Monday, June 8, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "Mr Mnangagwa, give the opposition building back," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "Mr Mnangagwa, give the opposition building back," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane argued : “We seek to invoke the court’s wide remedial powers by seeking structural or supervisory relief stipulating stringent conditions, without which the respondents may not implement any of the Level 3 measures and/or more specifically the reopening of schools for a period of 60 days, during which the constitutional breaches may be cured. In the supervening period and in order to avoid a vacuum, the Level 4 regulations must be restored,” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane argued : "We seek to invoke the court's wide remedial powers by seeking structural or supervisory relief stipulating stringent conditions, without which the respondents may not implement any of the Level 3 measures and/or more specifically the reopening of schools for a period of 60 days, during which the constitutional breaches may be cured. In the supervening period and in order to avoid a vacuum, the Level 4 regulations must be restored," External link

news24 Friday, June 5, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane asked ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Who approved Mugabe’s picture? We can not be celebrating Mugabe on this day, on any day” External link

zimeye Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Who approved Mugabe's picture? We cannot be celebrating Mugabe on this day, on any day," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane asked ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Who approved Mugabe’s picture? We can not be celebrating Mugabe on this day, on any day” External link

zimeye Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Vernon Philander ) : “The Vernon Philander Foundation and a number of sport people are getting behind this because we believe that in this time, no South African should go hungry,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The issue of meat, as an example, is that when you get into supermarkets and big chain stores their interest is profit to start off with. We are saying, there is something of an injustice when poor people cannot afford that,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Mr Mnangagwa we are gravely disappointed to hear that your military and police forces are abusing political opponents. The use of intimidation, torture and rape against civilians must end,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 16, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Jacques Smalle ) : "Jacques has been an entrepreneur from a young age‚ successfully running multiple businesses from a bakery‚ butchery and supermarket to an avocado and nut farm. His commitment to a civilian service programme that would provide young school leavers an opportunity to receive industry of their choosing and a programme partnering school leavers is reflection of the fundamental importance he places in investing in the future of young South Africans‚" External link

businessday Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : “It’s important to realise, all over the world, movements are starting, ways to be able to mobilise all of society together around a common goal,” External link

citizen Friday, March 6, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Those values for us as the One South Africa movement are values of an inclusive economy, a value of a future for South Africa, a value where our government is accountable through direct election and electoral reform, values where ultimately all of us can focus on ensuring that all citizens can prosper together and live together peacefully,” External link

citizen Friday, March 6, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The only way you build democracy is with democrats,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 6, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “At this point I think the silver lining of this social media debate is that it is playing an important role in providing education about what artists need to look out for. At a national level more has to be done to protect vulnerable artists from onerous and imbalanced contracts,” External link

iol Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We want to build a movement that is non-racial. We are a movement made up of NGO’s, civil society organisations, businesses and a number of political parties. The structures are different,” External link

iol Monday, February 10, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We need electoral reform. We need to directly elect people who will serve us rather than elect a party who will give us people we don’t know,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We need electoral reform. We need to directly elect people who will serve us rather than elect a party who will give us people we don’t know,” External link

mg Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "Many still want to involve race in the political debate and say the DA is not a party for black people but I think what you see today speaks for itself. The majority of DA members are nonwhite," External link

businessday Monday, February 3, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about John Steenhuisen ) : “Someone should tell Judas Steenhuisen to keep my name out of his mouth. It won’t end for him. Judas focus on your work and I will focus on my work,” External link

iol Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We are already recruiting South Africans from all different parts of the country. We want to bring a number of political parties on the go,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We are already recruiting South Africans from all different parts of the country. We want to bring a number of political parties on the go,” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “It’s a new decade, it gives us an opportunity to forget what lies behind and truly press on to the future,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “I pray that next year will be a blessed year for all of us South Africans” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “just a new face to the same old ANC” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane lancé : "J'ai pris des mesures pour favoriser une plus grande diversité (...) notamment en faveur des jeunes candidats noirs" External link

slateafrique Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane lancé : "J'ai pris des mesures pour favoriser une plus grande diversité (...) notamment en faveur des jeunes candidats noirs" External link

tv5 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane ajouté ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "Nous soutenons que Ramaphosa serait tenu par la loi de payer de sa poche les frais d'une telle action en justice comme il le ferait à titre personnel. L'Afrique du Sud manque cruellement d'argent. Nous ne pouvons pas nous permettre de donner des millions de rands (monnaie locale) au président pour mener ses batailles juridiques personnelles" External link

infosplusgabon Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane diz ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "A formação do Executivo foi o primeiro teste real ao Presidente Cyril Ramaphosa, que muito tem falado de ‘limpeza' e de um compromisso forte no combate à corrupção" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Friday, May 31, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane afirmou : "Um dia este país entrará em uma era pós-movimentos de libertação" External link

noticias-r7 Friday, May 10, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane alisema : ''Kwangu mimi Soweto inaniwakilisha kwa njia nyingi sana, ni nyumbani ambako kuna mapambano na sasa tunaingia katika mapambano mapya, mapambano ya ajira kwa Waafrika Kusini wengi na hivyo ninawasihi watu wa nchi hii kujitokeza kwa idadi kubwa leo,'' External link

deutschewelle-kisiwahili Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane amesema : "Chama cha DA kililazimika kubadilika. Inabidi tuendelee kukibadilisha chama," External link

bbc-swahili Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane amesema : "Ninawaasa na kuwaomba Waafrika Kusini kuwezesha siasa zamrengo mrengo wa kati (chama cha DA) kushinda. Mabadiliko huwa hayapendezi sana mwanzoni, lakini tunayahitaji," External link

bbc-swahili Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane aliongeza ( about Ace Magashule ) : “Kwa kipindi cha mwaka mmoja na nusu sasa, tulifungua mashitaka dhidi ya Magashule… Waafrika Kusini hawawezi kupigia kura wala rushwa…” External link

mtanzania Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT



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spokesman32.11%EN11/21/201321/11/2013
spokesperson11.01%EN11/12/201312/11/2013
national spokesman12.84%EN11/11/201311/11/2013
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Mmusi MaimaneEN65.41%
Mmusi MaimaneFR18.24%
Mmusi MaimanePT15.57%
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John Steenhuisen said ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : “I don’t think that’s true and if anybody takes one of Mr Maimane’s speeches over the course of the last term of his leadership, they would see that he said exactly the same thing and I quote: ‘Maimane extended a hand of friendship to the ANC leaders speaking against the state of their party, adding that the DA was open to working with them in the future in a new realigned political landscape’,” External link

citizen Monday, March 1, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : "Unfortunately Mmusi had other ideas, that he wanted to do, that he is already doing.... he tried to explain it to me but I honestly don't know," External link

iol Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Dirk Kotze said ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : “The question before congress is what did Maimane bring to the DA as a leader? What is our next step? Should we continue with what we have done? Should we correct the mistakes?” External link

iol Friday, October 30, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Somadoda Fikeni said ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : "Maimane is trying to find something that will keep him relevant because in politics you need to be relevant. He identified something that is emotionally charged that touches every single family," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : “So, honourable Maimane, we are not going to scrap broad-based black economic empowerment, because it has brought real material benefits: to black South Africans, to women and to persons with disability. It has contributed to the significant growth of a black middle class, to improvements in employment equity and enabled black people and women to become owners and managers of businesses,” External link

businessday Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Susan Booysen estime ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : “La population ne fait pas confiance (au DA). La direction du parti est peut-être démographiquement OK, mais Mmusi Maimane n’est pas assez costaud” External link

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Mmusi Maimane said : “The political sands are shifting across the world as citizens are losing faith in big political parties and seeking a new alternative, and South Africa is no outlier,” External link

mg Friday, November 5, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Over the past few years, there’s been a large consensus that the single party, hegemonic view over South Africa is fast coming to an end. We’ve been captured by the liberation movement, and now we are truly entering into a space of a post-liberation era,” External link

mg Friday, November 5, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "The problem with South Africa is that citizens have been ignored for far too long. If the ANC could not keep the lights on, on the week of the elections, it tells you how arrogant they go to the voters with. So, when people are ignored, they feel like they've been dismissed. This gives them a powerful opportunity to say, let's punish you at the polls, but let's allow for citizens to come back into the centre of the conversation," External link

eyewitness-news Friday, November 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “And the objection of that vision sends to South Africa that they want to become a party that only wants to consolidate minorities. Now, they got the results they deserve, because they can’t broaden themselves, they are narrowing,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "This means independents, as a voting bloc, are now larger than political parties Cope, FF Plus, ACDP, UDM, ATM, PA, GOOD and the NFP - and only trail the ANC, DA, EFF and IFP in real numbers at approximately 4% of the national vote," External link

news24 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : "I am going to see you all in 2024. The future is independent," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : “Keep my name out of it @jsteenhuisen. You made your bed, these results are on you,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:48:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “This is the second time today that the police have abused civilians on camera,” External link

the-star Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “On which athletic track? We can’t run in the R15 million Athi Geleba stadium. We must not forget any manner of corruption by this government. School fumigation R431 million. Shady stadiums R21 million, Digital vibes R150 million…Motorbike ambulances…the list is too long. Today we fry amasela with our votes. We can’t leave massive corruption and bombastic defences of said corruption. We must put our feet on necks,” External link

citizen Monday, November 1, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “They were blaming i’outi esharp, today the truth will come out. Bazozisola [they will regret it],” External link

citizen Monday, November 1, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Not even, kodwa they must know ukuthi ma ungisukеla, ngizoktshintshela mina. Today the nandos is coming home to roost” External link

citizen Monday, November 1, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Apartheid was defeated not only by the ANC but it was the citizens that stood up and worked together to bring change, and we are starting that here,” External link

iol Monday, November 1, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane argues : “The DA says it wants to be colour-blind, but that means wanting to retain the status quo,” External link

economist Friday, October 1, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane argues : “The DA says it wants to be colour-blind, but that means wanting to retain the status quo,” External link

economist Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "These five councillors have resigned, claiming racial victimhood. Can it be coincidence that they have suddenly decided the DA is racist now that they stand accused of maladministration?" External link

irishsun Monday, June 14, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "These five councillors have resigned, claiming racial victimhood. Can it be coincidence that they have suddenly decided the DA is racist now that they stand accused of maladministration?" External link

news24 Monday, June 14, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Commission ) : "Each community-led independent organisation in these municipalities will register under Section 15A of the Electoral Commission Act, a mechanism that allows for the registration of an organisation or movement to participate in municipal elections without being registered as a traditional political party with political party structures," External link

news24 Friday, June 11, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “The first place to recognise is that in the local government elections the DA, when I was the leader of the party, gained control of many of the big city metros in South Africa,” “We were in government in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay and the capital city itself” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Over a long period of time as you have seen in the last three or two years since he has been president, South Africa is lagging behind on the vaccination roll out, it has not dealt with corruption, unemployment is skyrocketing and clearly the reform project is not one that he has been able to champion going forward. Therefore in the light of all of that I really do believe that it sets up the prevailing conditions for change that we need going forward,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The political parties are the biggest impediment to our progress. One party needs to stop looting, one needs to go to school, one needs to stop fuelling anger. The people need good governance and delivery,” “We are not building a political party. What we are doing is working on making sure direct elections are implemented and effective so that people can take back the power. These parties are not the answer. They abuse citizens” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “This country cannot be led merely by the angry. We need people who want to truly return power to the people and not to take power from the ANC and then give it to themselves. That’s why direct elections are important. They empower the community. Not the party,” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : "South Africa's political system is broken, self-serving and in critical need of change," External link

news24 Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Commission ) : “Our model makes use of Section 15A of the Electoral Commission Act, a mechanism that allows for the registration of an organisation or movement to participate in municipal elections, without being registered as a traditional political party with political party structures,” External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Peace ) : “Dr Van Zyl touched the lives of many via social media and radio, spreading love and light. She truly set an example of how to live with love and grace. May her soul Rest In Peace” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:31:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “There must be #JusticeForLufuno. This is a parent’s worst nightmare. It’s heartbreaking,” “I hope that the minister of basic education visits the school and the family while she is on her Limpopo oversight. No school in our nation should entertain bullying in any shape or form” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Peace ) : “Dr Van Zyl touched the lives of many via social media and radio, spreading love and light. She truly set an example of how to live with love and grace. May her soul Rest In Peace” External link

iol Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We are now in the era of coalition governments and for the foreseeable future, this will be the case, including in national government,” External link

businessday Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “I will be the first to admit that governing in coalitions and in minority governments in the metros has not been easy. But it is the way forward for us” External link

businessday Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “At the heart of this manifesto lies our plan to build the SA we once all thought possible, but have since lost sight of,” External link

businessday Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “I think it’s dangerous to say that it is simply a matter of black versus white in the DA, as is it dangerous to infer the same in South African society more broadly. Rather, it is a tension between those who believe black and white people can work together on an equal footing towards a common future, and those who implicitly believe black people must assimilate or become fronts and experiments in an attempt to maintain the status quo and not ‘rock the boat’ too much. That is what is at play in the DA, like in many other sectors of our society, including corporate South Africa,” External link

mg Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "I wanted the people to really be that party that sits in the centre. That reason was rejected by the DA and as you've opened up now it's been the return to almost the fightback campaign and the consolidation of minoritism, which is not a project that I'm willing to be engaged with, which is why I had to leave," External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "It’s youth month...in 1976 the youth fought for education now 40 years later we are fighting for jobs‚" External link

businessday Saturday, April 3, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “How is it that when these matters are raised, no investigation follows. We need to get to the bottom of this private funding which allows these people to stay in power,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “How is it that when these matters are raised, no investigation follows. We need to get to the bottom of this private funding which allows these people to stay in power,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Karima Brown ) : “This is sad news indeed. I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Karima Brown and to her colleagues. May her soul rest in peace” External link

businessday Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "We need to put all our energies into saving our country. " External link

news24 Monday, March 1, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “As a leader I can't go to a university student and say there is no white privilege, race is not a factor in South Africa. I would be lying to them and they would call me out. I would be naive to think that voters were not looking at how diverse the DA is in Parliament,” External link

iol Monday, March 1, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane replied : “Today the DA is saying they are open to coalition with some factions of the ANC as long as @CyrilRamaphosa is the president. They are officially out of opposition and are themselves a faction of the ANC. It's an admission of defeat. A recognition that they can't grow …” External link

iol Monday, March 1, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "John and Helen do not care about fixing the problems of this nation. They care about the Western Cape and maintaining power there. They have given up on the national project and are now going back to the historic voters of the party and abandoning the rest. It’s obvious," External link

news24 Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Commission ) : “I believe in unity. I realize that vision requires hard work. It requires finishing discussions that were left suspended after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It takes work. It takes more than sports and braais to fix our divisions,” External link

news24 Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The report largely aligns with the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill that is currently before Parliament, save for its proposal of a closed list system,” “The Electoral Laws Amendment Bill differs by proposing an open list system. Crucially, an open list system addresses the issue of poor performing, unsuitable and/or corrupt individuals being protected by political parties. It cuts out the unnecessary political ‘brokers’ and gives direct power to voters and communities” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:28:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "We urgently need a new minister of basic education," External link

news18 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "We urgently need a new minister of basic education," External link

afp-en Monday, February 15, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The remarks by the president are most disappointing. Citizens at this time want to know that any person who becomes the head of State will defend the Constitution and all its related laws. That’s the oath of office,” External link

citizen Monday, February 8, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The remarks by the president are most disappointing. Citizens at this time want to know that any person who becomes the head of State will defend the Constitution and all its related laws. That’s the oath of office,” External link

citizen Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “Mr Zuma, if he breaks the law, must be arrested like any other person. It would not be abnormal for a country to have a president who has been arrested, it happened in Brazil, it happens in many different parts of the world,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Failure to do that will indicate an unwillingness to account to the public and will lead to OSA pursuing access to this information through the instrument of Public Access to Information Act (PAIA),” External link

citizen Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The money should have been rightly used to fix broken toilets, eradicate pit toilets and provide running water to all schools. It is saddening that it instead found its way into the hands of politically connected tenderpreneurs,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “OSA is not a political party, and will not become a political party…We believe a political system is fundamentally broken… adding another party is not a viable solution,” External link

citizen Monday, January 25, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Some people are able to reach out across political aisles, they are able to change the atmosphere in a room, and they are honest and humble. Minister Mthembu was such a man. I am still shocked. Condolences to his family and to the ANC,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “just a new face to the same old ANC” External link

businessday Friday, January 15, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We need to build a reconciled nation” External link

citizen Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : “Zuma has always felt he is above the law, this should not be allowed. Legal compliance is crucial for SA,” External link

iol Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “I also call on the African Union and its chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa to talk to his friends Mnangagwa and Museveni and tell them to comply with the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We are going to be disruptive in terms of how we do our politics,” “Political parties have become traditional and sloganist, and we have to reform that” External link

businessday Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “A business is 100% compliant when they have done this, and all other Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) requirements fall away. It meets the criteria of certainty, clarity, and simplicity, all of which investors like, and there is no place for corruption to take place. All indirect costs associated with the implementation of BEE and compliance monitoring fall away,” External link

citizen Monday, November 2, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Just yesterday it has emerged that a presidential candidate for the semi-autonomous Zanzibar region in Tanzania, Seif Sharif Hamad, was arrested just hours before the general elections in an attempt to suppress opposition efforts,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “While there has been concern in recent years about attempts by the African Union to weaken its powers, this is the ACPHR’s chance to show its mettle and stand up on behalf of the rights of millions of Africans,” “Until this point, current African Union chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa has failed in implementing that AU’s mandate to ‘promote and protect human rights on the continent’ as per Article 3(h) of the Constitutive Act of the African Union” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Despite my best efforts, perhaps the DA is not the best vehicle to take forward the fight for one SA for all,” External link

businessday Friday, September 18, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "If Zanu-PF doesn't like that, it's not like that's the end of the story. This matter can still and rightfully still be considered officially by the African Union and even the UN Security Council. The atmosphere of fear and repression must be broken forever," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 11, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Dear @Twitter please make a graphic for this hashtag. #ZimbabweanLivesMatter. I think it deserves recognition in the same way that #BlackLivesMatter has a graphic” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 4, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The attacks on black lives in our neighbourhood need global solidarity. A burning issue right now is the arrests of journalists and activists in Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, September 4, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane asked : “What level of humility is required for them to come down and say that we have all lost in this time and we need to sit down and set justice in motion?” External link

iol Sunday, August 16, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane disse : “os seus ideais e as suas convicções. Se é bom o suficiente, então acredite que é adulto o suficiente” External link

opais Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : “It is imperative that civilians be allowed to speak freely and to participate in political discourse online and offline without fear of reprisals,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "We can't be having friends having tea while the following happens, investigative journalists are arrested, activists are silenced, opposition victim ised," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane commented : “Hai man. This thing is simple, you must release investigative journalists like Hopewell Chin’ono, you must respect the rights of citizens to free speech and the rights of activists to organise around their causes” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, August 5, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Dear @Twitter please make a graphic for this hashtag. #ZimbabweanLivesMatter. I think it deserves recognition in the same way that #BlackLivesMatter has a graphic” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The attacks on black lives in our neighbourhood need global solidarity. A burning issue right now is the arrests of journalists and activists in Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Firstly, I think the Department of International Relations must intervene in what is going on in Zimbabwe. I will certainly be communicating to Dirco to make sure that the Zimbabwean government can explain to citizens of this country what is going on. Secondly, we must all condemn human rights violations. That is foreign to South Africa and to the African continent,” “We cannot allow those who were liberators to become oppressors. That is what is happening in Zimbabwe right now” External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : “I really think the government of South Africa has failed the people of Zimbabwe” External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about President Mugabe ) : “In short, one can safely say South Africa has failed to lead Africa, and South Africa has ridiculously failed on Zimbabwe. Quiet diplomacy on Zimbabwe is not going to work, and that has been proven. It failed to work when we, as South Africans, intervened in the formation of that government of national unity after the opposition MDC had won the elections; that was our initial failure,” “Keeping Mugabe in power when he had lost an election was our initial failure. Furthermore, when atrocities where committed under President Mugabe, South Africa kept quiet. Now it is happening under the current regime. I call it a regime, frankly, because of the atrocities they are committing” External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “I hope we stand in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe. I am in connection with the various opposition parties in Zimbabwe, particularly the Movement for Democratic Change, because it is important for us to remember that our fellow Africans really stood in solidarity with us when South Africa was under apartheid,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "Eita @trevornoah, can we find a way to bring global attention to the human rights abuses in Africa. the attacks on black lives in our neighbourhood which need global solidarity. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Mr President Cyril Ramaphosa, as chairperson of the African Union, I am requesting that you give a call to @edmnangagwa to request an immediate termination of all acts of intimidation of journalists and opposition party leaders in Zimbabwe,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 24, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : “Some of the worst effects of apartheid were the miseducation and dehumanisation of black people. Those seeds of apartheid are still evident today and we can address them through education,” “If we don’t make online learning accessible to students, we will introduce a digital apartheid where some learners are left behind because they don’t have access to technology and education. It’s our effort to advance all citizens, regardless of race, as we build one South Africa” External link

citizen Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : "Some of the worst effects of apartheid were the miseducation and dehumanisation of black people. Those seeds of apartheid are still evident today and we can address them through education. If we don't make online learning accessible to students, we will introduce a digital apartheid where some learners are left behind because they don't have access to technology and education. It's our effort to advance all citizens, regardless of race, as we build one South Africa," External link

news24 Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “All I am asking is for the government to simply say: ‘Let’s adjust this year’s curriculum, let’s delay matric exams, let us give matriculants devices so that they can study online and have blended learning,’ because when we have all of those things in place, we can then truly ensure that no one is left behind and we can fight the virus,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “On the basis of fact alone, the decision that the department of basic education is putting [to keep schools open], is irrational. That’s why you cannot sustain the argument. The reason we have taken the protest and they [the department] have threatened us with court action is because they know their decisions are irrational,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane asked : “The question they (CEM) must answer, is it okay that there is a school closing every single day in this country because of Covid-19. Who is going to take responsibility when more learners and teachers are getting infected?” External link

iol Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Angie Motshekga ) : "Minister Motshekga must reverse her decision to reopen schools. It is a rushed and ill-advised decision, unnecessarily putting lives at risk," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "My friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections.... Change is coming," External link

EastAfrican Friday, June 26, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "My friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections.... Change is coming," External link

modernghana Friday, June 26, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "My friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections.... Change is coming," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "My friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections.... Change is coming," External link

news24 Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane wrote : "My friend, brother and leader has just won the Malawian elections.... Change is coming," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Mr Mnangagwa, give the opposition building back,” External link

thestandard-zw Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Mr Mnangagwa, give the opposition building back,” External link

zimeye Monday, June 8, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "Mr Mnangagwa, give the opposition building back," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "Mr Mnangagwa, give the opposition building back," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane argued : “We seek to invoke the court’s wide remedial powers by seeking structural or supervisory relief stipulating stringent conditions, without which the respondents may not implement any of the Level 3 measures and/or more specifically the reopening of schools for a period of 60 days, during which the constitutional breaches may be cured. In the supervening period and in order to avoid a vacuum, the Level 4 regulations must be restored,” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane argued : "We seek to invoke the court's wide remedial powers by seeking structural or supervisory relief stipulating stringent conditions, without which the respondents may not implement any of the Level 3 measures and/or more specifically the reopening of schools for a period of 60 days, during which the constitutional breaches may be cured. In the supervening period and in order to avoid a vacuum, the Level 4 regulations must be restored," External link

news24 Friday, June 5, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane asked ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Who approved Mugabe’s picture? We can not be celebrating Mugabe on this day, on any day” External link

zimeye Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "Who approved Mugabe's picture? We cannot be celebrating Mugabe on this day, on any day," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane asked ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “Who approved Mugabe’s picture? We can not be celebrating Mugabe on this day, on any day” External link

zimeye Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Vernon Philander ) : “The Vernon Philander Foundation and a number of sport people are getting behind this because we believe that in this time, no South African should go hungry,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The issue of meat, as an example, is that when you get into supermarkets and big chain stores their interest is profit to start off with. We are saying, there is something of an injustice when poor people cannot afford that,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Mr Mnangagwa we are gravely disappointed to hear that your military and police forces are abusing political opponents. The use of intimidation, torture and rape against civilians must end,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 16, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Jacques Smalle ) : "Jacques has been an entrepreneur from a young age‚ successfully running multiple businesses from a bakery‚ butchery and supermarket to an avocado and nut farm. His commitment to a civilian service programme that would provide young school leavers an opportunity to receive industry of their choosing and a programme partnering school leavers is reflection of the fundamental importance he places in investing in the future of young South Africans‚" External link

businessday Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane added : “It’s important to realise, all over the world, movements are starting, ways to be able to mobilise all of society together around a common goal,” External link

citizen Friday, March 6, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “Those values for us as the One South Africa movement are values of an inclusive economy, a value of a future for South Africa, a value where our government is accountable through direct election and electoral reform, values where ultimately all of us can focus on ensuring that all citizens can prosper together and live together peacefully,” External link

citizen Friday, March 6, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “The only way you build democracy is with democrats,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 6, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “At this point I think the silver lining of this social media debate is that it is playing an important role in providing education about what artists need to look out for. At a national level more has to be done to protect vulnerable artists from onerous and imbalanced contracts,” External link

iol Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We want to build a movement that is non-racial. We are a movement made up of NGO’s, civil society organisations, businesses and a number of political parties. The structures are different,” External link

iol Monday, February 10, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We need electoral reform. We need to directly elect people who will serve us rather than elect a party who will give us people we don’t know,” External link

thenewage Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We need electoral reform. We need to directly elect people who will serve us rather than elect a party who will give us people we don’t know,” External link

mg Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : "Many still want to involve race in the political debate and say the DA is not a party for black people but I think what you see today speaks for itself. The majority of DA members are nonwhite," External link

businessday Monday, February 3, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about John Steenhuisen ) : “Someone should tell Judas Steenhuisen to keep my name out of his mouth. It won’t end for him. Judas focus on your work and I will focus on my work,” External link

iol Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We are already recruiting South Africans from all different parts of the country. We want to bring a number of political parties on the go,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “We are already recruiting South Africans from all different parts of the country. We want to bring a number of political parties on the go,” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “It’s a new decade, it gives us an opportunity to forget what lies behind and truly press on to the future,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “I pray that next year will be a blessed year for all of us South Africans” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said : “just a new face to the same old ANC” External link

businessday Tuesday, December 24, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Mmusi Maimane lancé : "J'ai pris des mesures pour favoriser une plus grande diversité (...) notamment en faveur des jeunes candidats noirs" External link

slateafrique Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane lancé : "J'ai pris des mesures pour favoriser une plus grande diversité (...) notamment en faveur des jeunes candidats noirs" External link

tv5 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane ajouté ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "Nous soutenons que Ramaphosa serait tenu par la loi de payer de sa poche les frais d'une telle action en justice comme il le ferait à titre personnel. L'Afrique du Sud manque cruellement d'argent. Nous ne pouvons pas nous permettre de donner des millions de rands (monnaie locale) au président pour mener ses batailles juridiques personnelles" External link

infosplusgabon Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane diz ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "A formação do Executivo foi o primeiro teste real ao Presidente Cyril Ramaphosa, que muito tem falado de ‘limpeza' e de um compromisso forte no combate à corrupção" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Friday, May 31, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane afirmou : "Um dia este país entrará em uma era pós-movimentos de libertação" External link

noticias-r7 Friday, May 10, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane alisema : ''Kwangu mimi Soweto inaniwakilisha kwa njia nyingi sana, ni nyumbani ambako kuna mapambano na sasa tunaingia katika mapambano mapya, mapambano ya ajira kwa Waafrika Kusini wengi na hivyo ninawasihi watu wa nchi hii kujitokeza kwa idadi kubwa leo,'' External link

deutschewelle-kisiwahili Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane amesema : "Chama cha DA kililazimika kubadilika. Inabidi tuendelee kukibadilisha chama," External link

bbc-swahili Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane amesema : "Ninawaasa na kuwaomba Waafrika Kusini kuwezesha siasa zamrengo mrengo wa kati (chama cha DA) kushinda. Mabadiliko huwa hayapendezi sana mwanzoni, lakini tunayahitaji," External link

bbc-swahili Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane aliongeza ( about Ace Magashule ) : “Kwa kipindi cha mwaka mmoja na nusu sasa, tulifungua mashitaka dhidi ya Magashule… Waafrika Kusini hawawezi kupigia kura wala rushwa…” External link

mtanzania Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
premier candidate24.77%EN12/04/201304/12/2013
premier2.75%EN12/01/201301/12/2013
spokesman32.11%EN11/21/201321/11/2013
spokesperson11.01%EN11/12/201312/11/2013
national spokesman12.84%EN11/11/201311/11/2013
national spokesperson13.76%EN10/24/201324/10/2013
leader2.75%EN10/22/201322/10/2013
Names Lang Count
Mmusi MaimaneEN65.41%
Mmusi MaimaneFR18.24%
Mmusi MaimanePT15.57%
Mmusi MaimaneSA0.47%
MMusi MaimaneEN0.31%


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John Steenhuisen said ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : “I don’t think that’s true and if anybody takes one of Mr Maimane’s speeches over the course of the last term of his leadership, they would see that he said exactly the same thing and I quote: ‘Maimane extended a hand of friendship to the ANC leaders speaking against the state of their party, adding that the DA was open to working with them in the future in a new realigned political landscape’,” External link

citizen Monday, March 1, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Herman Mashaba told ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : "Unfortunately Mmusi had other ideas, that he wanted to do, that he is already doing.... he tried to explain it to me but I honestly don't know," External link

iol Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Dirk Kotze said ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : “The question before congress is what did Maimane bring to the DA as a leader? What is our next step? Should we continue with what we have done? Should we correct the mistakes?” External link

iol Friday, October 30, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Somadoda Fikeni said ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : "Maimane is trying to find something that will keep him relevant because in politics you need to be relevant. He identified something that is emotionally charged that touches every single family," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : “So, honourable Maimane, we are not going to scrap broad-based black economic empowerment, because it has brought real material benefits: to black South Africans, to women and to persons with disability. It has contributed to the significant growth of a black middle class, to improvements in employment equity and enabled black people and women to become owners and managers of businesses,” External link

businessday Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Susan Booysen estime ( about Mmusi Maimane ) : “La population ne fait pas confiance (au DA). La direction du parti est peut-être démographiquement OK, mais Mmusi Maimane n’est pas assez costaud” External link

AfricaNews-French Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT