Mmusi Maimane should have made a clean break from the DA when he announced his resignation as leader on Wednesday.

In a bizarre turn, Maimane, dressed in black, stood alone at a podium, draped in a black cloth covering the DA logo, and announced that he no longer believed the DA was the vehicle to take his vision for the country forward. But he would stay on as the parliamentary leader until the end of 2019.

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