DA finance spokesman David Maynier will leave the opposition benches in the National Assembly for provincial politics in the Western Cape following the elections in May. Maynier is one of the DA’s most prominent MPs and was first elected to parliament in 2009. He has been a key campaigner for greater transparency at the Public Investment Corporation, which manages government employees' pensions and is the biggest investor on the JSE. He is placed at No 4 on his party’s list in the Western Cape, the only province the DA governs. The party is expected to remain in power in the province after the elections on May 8, despite a turbulent 2018 in which it was embroiled with its former Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. Maynier had also applied for the post as premier when the DA opened up applications to be the party’s premier candidate in the May polls, but lost out to Western Cape economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde, who is now the face of the party in the DA’s stronghold as Helen Zil...

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