SATURDAY PROFILE | Ex-DA leader Tony Leon: 'Helen Zille partly to blame for the DA losing its focus'

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Tony Leon. (City Press / Leon Sadiki)
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Helen Zille is partly to blame for the DA losing its focus, former leader Tony Leon says. He adds that it would have been a "sad day" if Mmusi Maimane did not resign as party leader; that Mbali Ntuli's leadership campaign appears "a bit odd" for "bombing her own ship"; and that recent court rulings over race have been "notable, and perhaps a bit disturbing". 

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Tony Leon, who helped grow the party from relative obscurity in 1994 to the country's official opposition in 1999, believes his successor Helen Zille - by her own admission - is partially to blame for the party losing its focus.

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