Former DA chief whip John Steenhuisen and KwaZulu-Natal leader Zwakele Mncwango are the first two senior leaders to publicly say they are considering throwing their hats in the ring for the position of party leader. 

Steenhuisen ceased being chief whip after Mmusi Maimane announced on Thursday that he was resigning from the DA and parliament, less than 24 hours after he resigned as leader.

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