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Steenhuisen kicks DA’s leadership race into gear as he launches bid for second term

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John Steenhuisen, pictured in Durban.
John Steenhuisen, pictured in Durban.
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The DA's leadership race is gaining pace, and party leader John Steenhuisen this weekend kicks off his campaign for a second term in the Cape Town suburb of Mouille Point, a DA stronghold.

Delegates of the official opposition are set to elect a new leader in April next year - and, while there is no formal contestation, Steenhuisen is sparking an early start to his campaign.

In what was seen as a hasty move, Steenhuisen earlier this month wrote to DA members asking for their support for a second term.

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