EDITORIAL | Let’s face DA facts, Steenhuisen is a flop as leader
With the ANC at a low ebb, a fractured, directionless DA under him looks incapable of exploiting this opportunity
After the DA’s dismal performance in the 2019 elections, when it went down from 22% in 2014 to just over 20% that year, the party appointed an independent panel to conduct a review of the organisation. It had seen its representation in the national assembly shrink from 89 to 84 seats, after years of steady rise. The panel’s report was scathing on its then leader Mmusi Maimane — about how he had failed to provide proper political direction for the party. ..