Maimane hits back at Steinhoff claims

Mmusi Maimane has called quits on his four-year stint as DA leader. 

File: Mmusi Maimane has resigned from the Democratic Alliance citing a consistent and coordinated attempt to undermine his leadership. 

Democratic Alliance

JOHANNESBURG – Democratic Alliance Leader Mmusi Maimane has hit back at claims that he benefited from Steinhoff's Marcus Jooste in the form of a car leading to the municipal elections in 2016.

In response to the article in the Rapport newspaper, Maimane claims that it's “complete lies” that he refused to hand the car back once the Steinhoff scandal broke.

Maimane says he campaigned in Johannesburg and wrote a letter sending the car back.

In a second tweet, he claims that this is all a smear campaign and that these are, “gutless individuals who will not be named and instead spread lies about me and my family."