A spate of resignations of black leaders in the South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), has brought back debate on racism and apartheid in the country. The leaders, who resigned, cited internal conflicts and failure of the party to take up pro-poor initiatives.

Soon after the resignation of the Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba, early this week, the party’s first black President Mmusi Maimane and its Federal Executive Athol Trollip have followed the suit.

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