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New S. African Democratic Alliance Leader Rejects ‘Token Black' Label

South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has elected its first black leader.  Mmusi Maimane takes over from Helen Zille, who has been at the helm of the party for eight years. At 34 years of age, the charismatic politician known for his sharp oratory skills and slick campaigns is often dubbed the “Obama of Soweto." Mmusi Maimane pushes away such comparisons, but observers say his appointment as the new leader DA party could help shift a...

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