Maimane denies rumoured party split

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Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has rejected reports by a Sunday Newspaper suggesting the party is about to split.

The City Press reports that senior DA leaders have rejected Maimane’s leadership and are plotting to form a breakaway party to contest next year’s elections.

Maimane who is campaigning at Bela Bela in Limpopo ahead of a by-election says the party has emerged stronger than ever following its congress early this year.

“When there are rumours such as of this nature we really recognise they are rumours, there is no basis for that issue. I have met mad people who are focused on that. Our focus is on the 2019 elections and I believe the DA will emerge stronger and continue to grow. We are the only party that can grow across all communities in the country, so I am not going to entertain rumours.”