Premier move: Maimane dodged the bullet of political idiocy

26 September 2018 - 07:00
DA leader Mmusi Maimane.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has had no end of travails. He is almost perfecting the old adage that “your victories can land up costing you more than your defeats”.

How tempting it must have been for him to escape his many challenges and park himself off in the splendid manor house Leeuwenhof offered to the Western Cape premier.

I thought of many bad, indifferent and mad ideas, and this one was right up there in the winner’s circle of political idiocy.