Media reports about its leader’s house and car suggest the DA is unwell. Recent by-elections suggest its illness may be terminal.

Reports questioning benefits Mmusi Maimane received from party donors confirm that there are deep internal divisions within the DA: in our politics, a favoured way of fighting internal battles is to leak damaging material on opponents to the media. But the by-elections show that the problems DA politicians have with each other is nothing compared to those they have with voters...

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