Good move, or desperate? Mzansi reacts to Tony Leon's late push for the DA
Former Democratic Alliance leader Tony Leon surprised many as he joined the party on its campaign trail on Tuesday.
Leon visited Eldorado Park in the south of Johannesburg to help the party seal its support base in the province as election day approaches.
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He led the DA when the party was formed in 2000 until he gave up the reins to Helen Zille in 2007.
Speaking to the media and potential voters in Eldorado Park, Leon criticised the current system of black economic empowerment (BEE), calling it a "scam" that benefits a select few.
Leon told SowetanLIVE that he was asked to hit the campaign trail and to garner support in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
#TonyLeon trended on social media as he made his comeback. However, some questioned if asking him to campaign was a desperate move by the DA now that the elections are two weeks away.
Thabo Mbeki is back on campaign trail to help ANC retain its majority n Tony Leon is back to help DA increase its support n wins Gauteng. What a coincidence.— Segopotje Nkadimeng (@SegopotjeNkadi3) April 23, 2019
If Tony Leon knew any better, he'd focus his energy of talking about the Manifesto of @Our_DA instead of complaining about @EFFSouthAfrica Leader, Julius Malema. What he's doing is no different from what Mogaetsho has done on his campaigns to date: moaning about other parties. https://t.co/sBWDwUV0a4— Akanyang Merementsi (@AkanyangM) April 23, 2019