In pictures: John Steenhuisen relinquishes chief whip position

John Steenhuisen resigned as the chief whip of the Democratic Alliance. He follows leader Mmusi Maimane, former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip and Herman Mashaba. (David Harrsion/M&G)

John Steenhuisen resigned as the chief whip of the Democratic Alliance. He follows leader Mmusi Maimane, former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip and Herman Mashaba. (David Harrsion/M&G)

A previous headline of this piece claimed John Steenhuisen had left the DA. This is incorrect. He had simply relinquished his position as chief whip and has subsequently been announced as the leader of the opposition in parliament.


John Steenhuisen said, “The chief-whip is appointed by the leader.
Since Mmusi Maimane has announced his resignation from the party and from parliament, my term ends.” In the meantime, deputy chief-whip Jacques Julius will be acting chief-whip, and Steenhuisen is expected to compete for the position of party leader in parliament now vacated by Maimane.

READ MORE: Maimane resigns as DA MP

Stepping out and stepping down. (David Harrison/M&G)
(David Harrison/M&G)
(David Harrison/M&G)
(David Harrison/M&G)
DA caucus leader and acting parliamentary leader Annelie Loteri. (David Harrison/M&G)
DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi. (David Harrison/M&G)

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