Adriaan Basson | Is John Steenhuisen gearing up to become president?

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Statesman in the making? DA leader John Steenhuisen in Kyiv in the Ukraine last week.
Statesman in the making? DA leader John Steenhuisen in Kyiv in the Ukraine last week.
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Was his visit to Ukraine only a spectacle or does DA leader John Steenhuisen have his own long game? Adriaan Basson thinks the latter.

DA leader John Steenhuisen has received much flak for his visit to war-torn Ukraine, styling himself as a war reporter to investigate "what really happened" on the ground.

Much of the criticism was justified. The DA has not covered itself in glory during his tenure, seeing an exodus of black leaders and losing support in last year's municipal elections.

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