John Steenhuisen on Helen Zille, the future of the party and how the DA feels about Black South Africans

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John Steenhuisen is looking forward to shaking things up as the new leader of SA’s official opposition. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
John Steenhuisen is looking forward to shaking things up as the new leader of SA’s official opposition. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

For weeks before the crucial moment his party would decide if he or his opponent would lead the Democratic Alliance, John Steenhuisen was getting about four hours sleep a night.  

And a few days after he decisively beat Federal Youth Leader Mbali Ntuli for the top job with 80% of 2?000 delegates voting for him, there’s still no time to rest.   

“I haven’t slept properly since two weeks ago,” John (44) says via a video call.  

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