Mmusi Maimane during the Democratic Alliance (DA) manifesto launch at the Rand Stadium on February 23, 2019 in Johannesburg. (Gallo Images, Netwerk, Deaan Vivier)
The DA has been a strong performer in national elections since 2004. But recent turbulence inside the party has seemingly dented its prospects in the eyes of many voters and analysts.
News24's elections analyst Dawie Scholtz runs the rule over the DA.
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