WATCH: DA nominees speak out ahead of leadership vote

John Steenhuisen and Makashule Gana are gunning for the top position.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance is expected to name a new leader on Sunday.

Mmusi Maimane resigned last month after being at the helm of the main opposition party for four years.

He slammed the DA for deviating from its promise of building a non-racial South Africa.

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The party's parliamentary leader, John Steenhuisen, and Makashule Gana, a Gauteng legislature member, are gunning for the top position.

Gana said his campaign has been good and he has achieved what he wanted.

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"Today is just a formality," he said.

"What the campaign set out to achieve, has been achieved."

Gana said the DA is talking about economic, social and environmental justice and "that's what's imortant".

Steenhuisen said he is pleased with his campaign.

He said he put forward a compelling offer which he hopes will win over the delegates.

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"I think I've got a fair shot today," he said.

"People around the country are particularly encouraged by the back-to-basics approach."


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