One consequence of the DA being invited by a weakened ANC to join a government of national unity (GNU) — a fortunate outcome for an opposition party that has failed to grow its percentage of the national vote since peaking in the 2014 elections — is that the DA brand can no longer depend as heavily as it has on griping about state corruption, ineptitude and malfeasance.

Now, when South Africans complain about “the government”, they will be complaining about the DA as much as they are about the ANC...

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