Tony Leon


Raising the Bar

Mandy Rossouw

Former DA leader Tony Leon says the crisis in the judiciary has been more than a decade in the making.

Leon: Minister must explain Zim threat to SA firms

Michael Hamlyn

Tony Leon, the former leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), is writing to the chair of the foreign affairs portfolio committee in Parliament, asking him to summon Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to explain what the government is doing to protect South Africa businesses from being nationalised by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

DA says Mbeki must release letter he sent to Bush

Staff Reporter

President Thabo Mbeki must release the letter he allegedly wrote to George Bush asking the American president to "butt out" of Zimbabwe, the Democratic Alliance said on Thursday. Mbeki's four-page letter to Bush apparently criticised the United States for taking sides against Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.

Zim ambassador hits out at MDC's views on Mbeki

Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe's ambassador to South Africa on Monday criticised the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) for claiming that President Thabo Mbeki had not been an "honest broker". He was briefing Parliament's portfolio committee on foreign affairs ahead of his country's "harmonised" March 29 elections.

Leon slams Mbeki over Zim elections

Staff Reporter

In his State of the Nation address on Friday, President Thabo Mbeki repeated an all too familiar pattern of legitimising Zimbabwean elections before they have even taken place, said the Democratic Alliance's (DA) spokesperson for foreign affairs Tony Leon.

Leon slams Hlophe, Mbeki and Zuma

Jacques Keet

The Democratic Alliance's Tony Leon on Monday accused President Thabo Mbeki, African National Congress president Jacob Zuma and Cape Judge President John Hlophe of "constitutional vandalism". Addressing the Mizrachi Organisation in Cape Town, the former DA leader called for a government inclusive of "all talent" available.

Former DA member takes aim at Zille

Staff Reporter

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille was emerging as a person who would go to extremes to cover up the truth, a former member of the DA said on Tuesday. "[She is] a person who criticises the judiciary and the media because their duties do not fit her political agenda," Kobus Brynard, a Western Cape MPL for the African National Congress, said.

Leon: Racism conference may turn into a 'hate fest'

Michael Hamlyn

Former leader of the Democratic Alliance Tony Leon, who now speaks for the party on foreign affairs, has launched a scathing attack on South Africa's plan to host a second World Conference against Racism in Durban next year. "Quite what good will come of this exercise remains open to serious question," he said.

Leon examines fears of a Zuma presidency

Michael Hamlyn

Addressing an audience in London on Wednesday, Tony Leon -- the former leader of the Democratic Alliance -- expressed fears that under Jacob Zuma as president, South Africa could revert to a stereotype of "Big Man", African-style kleptocracy replete with redistributive and populist economics with lashings of demagoguery.

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