Mmusi Maimane was once SA’s most favoured political leader

Palesa Dlamini writes in City Press that, despite having recently resigned from his position in the DA, Mmusi Maimane has enjoyed moments of being the most favoured of all the political leaders in the country.

She cites data by Citizen Surveys, “in quarter four of 2016, quarter one of 2017 and quarter two of 2017 – over a period of nine months, Maimane had the highest favourability rating of all major political party leaders in South Africa. In quarter three his favourability rating was 29% – the highest in the country.”

“That was all through the period of the Zuma Must Fall movement. During this movement Maimane had the highest favourability. And what we see is that it was in quarter three of 2017 just before CR17 [Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign to be elected ANC president], that Ramaphosa’s favourability rose above Maimane’s,” said Reza Omar, strategic research director at Citizen Surveys.

To read the full article in City Press, click here.

Picture: Mmusi Maimane announces his resignation as the party leader. Picture: Tebogo Letsie/City Press