DA leader Mmusi Maimane will not be the DA's Western Cape premier candidate going into the 2019 national elections, while Dan Plato will take over Cape Town's mayoral chain when Patricia de Lille steps down in October.  DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi said on Tuesday afternoon, following a meeting of the DA's federal executive committee on Tuesday morning, that Maimane had informed delegates at the meeting that he had decided to decline the request for him to stand as the DA’s candidate for premier of the Western Cape.  The federal executive will meet later on Tuesday to again consider which candidate in the Western Cape will be selected as the DA's premier candidate in its electoral stronghold, which is the only province the DA governs.  Western Cape economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde, MP David Maynier and Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela were seen as the frontrunners, following the interview process conducted by the DA's selection panel.  Malatsi said the request to M...

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