When Frederlik van Zyl Slabbert resigned from the PFP in 1986 he left behind "a bewildered and confused party". When Mmusi Maimane left the PFP's desendant, the DA, 33 years later, it was in a similar state of shock and confusion.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has praised Helen Suzman on what would have been her 100th birthday, for her role in chipping away "the edifice of apartheid South Africa".
Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has insisted he had acted within the law when he suspended Hawks head Lieutenant Generak Anwa Dramat.
Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has criticised racial divisions sparked during the #BlackMonday protests, while delivering his address at the Suzman Memorial Lecture.
Conspicuous by their silence are black liberals who are afraid to be seen praising the likes of the late anti-apartheid liberal heroine Helen Suzman, who was born exactly a century ago today, writes Mondli Zondo.
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