Leader of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance Maimane resigns

Leader of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane speaks during a news conference in Johannesburg, South Africa April 1, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File PhotoJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The leader of South Africa‚Äôs Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane resigned as the head of the main opposition party on Wednesday, citing difficulties making the traditionally white liberal party appeal to majority black voters. Soweto-born Maimane was elected as the leader of the party in 2015, making him the first black person to head the party. The announcement comes just three days after…

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