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Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape

South African Opposition Suspends Ex-Leader Over Colonialism Tweets

South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, suspended Helen Zille, its former leader and premier of the Western Cape province.

Mmusi Maimane is the first black leader of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance.

South Africa: What does Mmusi Maimane's win mean for the Democratic Alliance (DA)?

It is a milestone of sorts. For the first time in its democratic history South Africa has an official opposition led by a black person.

Mmusi Maimane, recently elected Party Leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA)

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) elects Mmusi Maimane as first black leader

South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has elected its first black leader, a move the party hopes will widen its appeal. Mmusi Maimane, 34, was clear favourite to succeed outgoing leader Helen Zille.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the Opposition (Democratic Alliance) in South Africa's National Assembly

Could Mmusi Maimane become the first black leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA)?

South Africa‘s official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA) party, is expected to elect its first black leader at a congress starting Saturday, May 9th. The election of a black leader of the DA would be a watershed moment for the predominantly white party.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the Opposition (Democratic Alliance) in South Africa's National Assembly and Helen Zille, Party Leader of the Democratic Alliance

Helen Zille's move opens way for black leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance

Helen Zille’s departure as head of South Africa’s main opposition party paves the way for the Democratic Alliance to choose its first black leader to draw voters away from the ruling party before next year’s municipal elections.

Helen Zille, Leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance (DA) and Premier of the Western Cape

South Africa's opposition leader Helen Zille steps down

South Africa’s opposition leader Helen Zille announced Sunday she would step down from her position at the party congress next month.

Frederik de Klerk, the last President of South Africa’s white-minority apartheid government

Cape Town votes to name highway after Frederik de Klerk despite opposition

A Cape Town highway was renamed after the last president of South Africa’s white-minority apartheid government, FW de Klerk, on Wednesday despite fierce opposition.