S. Africa’s Democratic Alliance leader on election, blackouts, debt ratio, inflation
19 April 2019 | 5:46 am
South Africa Democratic Alliance Leader Mmusi Maimane discusses South Africa’s election, what he would do regarding blackouts if he won the election, the country’s debt ratio, state-owned assets, South Africa’s level of inflation, reforming the ANC and their redistribution policy.
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