Former Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane: its first black leader, he  acrimoniously resigned in late October. Photograph: Veli Nhlapo/Sowetan/Gallo Images

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance party has been plunged into its second major crisis in two months after losing control of Tshwane and Johannesburg (...)

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, the party’s first black president, stood down on Wednesday. Photograph: Gulshan Khan/AFP via Getty

South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, is struggling to contain damaging fallout from a leadership crisis that has engulfed(...)