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First Black Leader Elected for South Africa’s Main Opposition Party

Independent South African political analyst Harald Pakerndorf said he hopes Mmusi Maimane, the first black leader of South Africa’s mostly-white main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party, was selected for his leadership qualities, not skin color.  Delegates attending the DA’s convention in Port Elizabeth Sunday chose Maimane to replace Helen Zille, who stepped down last month.   Maimane reportedly told party members that “freedom means nothing without opportunities,” as...

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