Mmusi Maimane announced his resignation from all party structures on Twitter. This followed his decision to step down as leader of the DA on Wednesday. Picture: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency
Mmusi Maimane announced his resignation from all party structures on Twitter. This followed his decision to step down as leader of the DA on Wednesday. Picture: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency

Memes flood social media after Mmusi Maimane's resignation from DA

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Oct 24, 2019

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Cape Town - South Africans' fingers may be getting tired from refreshing their timeline feeds as memes flood the internet following the official resignation of Mmusi Maimane from the DA. 

On Thursday morning Maimane announced his resignation from all party structures on Twitter. This followed his decision to step down as leader of the DA on Wednesday.

He had initially indicated he would stay on as DA leader in Parliament until the end of the year. 

Both Maimane and federal chairperson Athol Trollip resigned from their positions in the DA on Wednesday after a marathon meeting in Bruma, east of Johannesburg.

This followed the weekend meeting of the federal council where Helen Zille was elected to replace James Selfe as the chairperson of the party's federal council.

Herman Mashaba, the outgoing mayor of the City of Joburg, was the first to go. He had previously said he was going to resign if Zille was elected into the party’s influential position.

Social media has been a non-stop source of memes and comments following the news of exits from the DA.

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/MmusiResigns?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MmusiResigns pic.twitter.com/KeDkmy45Sl

— King_lwazi (@king_lwazi)

I'm struggling to summon these sympathies. I can't.

Mmusi defeat and heartbreak is that of a man who had played all his moves, and came out short. You saw it the day Herman resigned. He saw his last move resign, and he was shattered.

I can't. Maybe ngomso. Not today.

— Redemption's Song (@Amore_Oya) October 24, 2019

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/MmusiGoingAwaySong?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MmusiGoingAwaySong #MmusiMaimane #MmusiResigns pic.twitter.com/4Q60AehXCV

— umZulu phaqa (@Maximum_RSA)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/MmusiMaimane?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MmusiMaimane #MmusiResigns

Mmusi Maimane’s guardian angel in the corner listening to him crying in the shower: pic.twitter.com/aDP1Z8Z3gk

— shut the f*** up sometimes (@sibusimaseko)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/MmusiMaimane?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MmusiMaimane #Maimane #MmusiGoingAwaySong #MmusiResigns

— Mbongeni Ndlovu (@mboendlov)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/MmusiResigns?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MmusiResigns #MmusiMaimane pic.twitter.com/OQxte1wtXH

— Nosipho Radebe (@Nosipho_Radebe)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/MmusiResigns?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MmusiResigns #MmusiMaimane pic.twitter.com/u8cJBWIuRq

— Eazy-Ed🌐 (@TheEazyEd)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/MmusiMaimane?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MmusiMaimane #Mmusi #MmusiResigns pic.twitter.com/zPJVublsBz

— Tumelo Motata (@23ianstyne)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/MmusiResigns?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MmusiResigns pic.twitter.com/wVLMVQjOzh

— 🐾Principal Thobakgale🐾 (@_nkemelo_23)

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%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/MmusiMaimane?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MmusiMaimane

— Rami Chuene🌈🏳️‍🌈 (@ramichuene)

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