Maimane and Mashaba launched a new movement called The People’s Dialogue less than two months after Mmusi Maimane resigned as DA leader.
Maimane made the announcement Wednesday in a video on Twitter.
I look forward to engaging South Africans from all walks of life. Our nation needs hope. Our country has incredible potential. No leader is perfect but together we can build our nation. This is our SA, it’s the only one we have. It is our duty to build it together. God bless SA pic.twitter.com/eSyxPRiIdi— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) December 11, 2019
According to Maimane, South Africans have a lot in common when it comes to South Africa they want to see. “When I look at South Africa, I see a country that is overflowing with potential but is undergoing leadership that divides us. Black against white against brown and Indian. They keep us separate to divert our attention from how they let us down.
“If we break down what we divide and work with, we can build a united country that puts South Africans first. We can reconcile our past and build a prosperous country. Together we can come to the day where the child of Alex and Rondebosch have the same chances to achieve their dreams by working hard. This is my submission to the People’s Dialogue, what’s yours? ”The video reads.
Mashaba, who also resigned from the DA in October, launched the People’s Dialogue last Friday because he believes South Africa is at a “turning point and cannot afford to sit back and allow the political system do not destroy the country further. “
Mashaba resigned from the DA shortly after Helen Zille, former DA leader, made her return to active politics when she was elected chairman of the DA’s federal council. Maimane was under pressure to relinquish party leadership because of the less than satisfactory performance of the DA in the general election in May.