Tag: Mmusi Maimane
Yesterday evening South Africa’s main political opposition leader, Mmusi Maimane resigned as the head of the Democratic Alliance. His resignation comes just three days after the Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba announced his resignation from the party. Political Analyst Dr Dale McKinley joins CNBC Africa for more.
The Independent Electoral Commission Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says they will urgently audit votes to ascertain if double voting occurred.
IFP spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa, speaking to CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters said that he hoped the numbers would pick up as vote counting progressed. The party came into the election on the back foot after a number of setbacks, but the work they have put in is beginning to pay off and this is being reflected in the numbers, he said. They also spoke about the youth representation in the vote, leadership plans for the party and the IFP’s position on coalitions.
As the markets opened on the 9th of May, CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi was at the JSE to find out from Henry Biddlecombe, Analyst at Anchor Capital, how he thought the markets would respond to the election outcomes. He outlined three possible scenarios.
Good Party’s Sam Shabane says their goal is to govern the Western Cape and is confident of the results they have garnered so far from the just ended South Africa national elections.
As results of South Africa’s 2019 national elections trickle in CNBC Africa caught up with Ernest Mamba, IRC President of one of the new political party contesting, to talk about the elections and claims that voting was not free and fair.