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The long wait is over: DA federal congress to begin, new leader will be elected

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John Steenhuisen and Mbali Ntuli. (Gallo Images)
John Steenhuisen and Mbali Ntuli. (Gallo Images)

It may be six months later than initially planned, but the DA federal congress starting on Saturday will draw to a close a tumultuous chapter in the party's history.

The DA is set to elect a new leader in John Steenhuisen or Mbali Ntuli after the dramatic exit of Mmusi Maimane as part of the fall-out of a poor showing at the 2019 polls.

This federal congress follows a policy congress last month, in which the party adopted non-racialism as a principle and moved away from race-based redress.

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