Natalie Maimane Biography
Natalie Maimane is a former history and English teacher. She is the wife to Mmusi Maimane, a South Africa politician and the Ex-leader of South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) political party. They have been married to each other since 2005.
Little is known about Natalie. Her Twitter bio describes her as “Proudly South African, a strong desire to see our nation prosper. Wife to one, mother of two. Views are my own”
According to some reports, she is a stay-at-home mom, and according to Twitter she tweets about “parenthood and life in general”.
Natalie Maimane Education
Maimanegot her education and graduated from the University of South Africa with a BA in Psychology, the University of the Witwatersrand with a Masters in Public Administration, and lastly Bangor University in Wales with a Masters in Theology.
Natalie Maimane Age
Details about Natalie’s date of birth are not known therefore it is not known when she celebrates her birthday. she likes to keep her personal matters away from the public eye making it difficult to know her age, hence this information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
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Natalie Maimane Wedding
Mmusi and Natalie met at church. Eight months later, they tied the knot but obstacles and racial tensions were a reality. They had to dispel misconceptions about their interracial marriage.
On her traditional wedding day Natalie Maimane received a new name from her in-laws. She would be Rethabile to the family, a Setswana term for “happy family”. She wore customary attire on the day when older women sat her down inside a room in Dobsonville, Soweto and unveiled all she needed to know about her new husband and home. That momentous occasion and many others have shaped her over a decade marriage to DA leader Mmusi Maimane. They tied the knot but obstacles and racial tensions were a reality. They had to dispel misconceptions about their interracial marriage.
Natalie Maimane Children
Natalie and husband Maimane have two children, a daughter, Kgalaletso and a son Kgosi.
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Natalie Maimane’s Husband Resigns as DA Party Leader
Thursday, October 2019
DA chief Mmusi Maimane’s surprise resignations and federal chairman Athol Trollip left the official opposition scrambling to find a new leader. Despite his resignation on Wednesday, some regional leaders still support Maimane.
Jane Sithole of Mpumalanga and Jacques Smalle of Limpopo said Maimane was committed to building the DA.
The party was left without a leader on Wednesday after Maimane refused federal executive members ‘ calls for him to stay at the DA’s helm, claiming he was being undermined and de-campaigned from within the group.
DA Federal Council Chair Helen Zille said the party was left in limbo by the sudden resignations as they left no one to take over the party’s reins, which was embroiled in a bruising factional battle over its platform and remedial policies.
“Our constitution makes provision for the fact that, if the leader departs in unforeseen circumstances, the party chairperson takes over until a new leader can be elected.
“This is a rather unusual situation because both the leader and the chairperson have taken individual decisions at the same time,” Zille said.
She said the executive of the party did not choose the replacement of Maimane because they did not want to violate the constitution of the party.
“We are taking legal advice as to what the right path forward is constitutional and tomorrow (today) we will convene a federal executive by teleconference to discuss that legal advice and chart the way forward,” Zille said.
Maimane and Trollip’s resignations took to three the number of senior party members who resigned their positions after Mayor Herman Mashaba declared Monday’s resignation as well as the termination of his DA membership.
Speaking to the media after the executive marathon meeting at the Bruma headquarters of the party, east of Joburg, Maimane said there was a concerted campaign within the party to weaken his leadership by those who did not share his dream.
“They don’t share the vision for the party and the direction it was taking.
“There have been several months of a consistent and co-ordinated attack on me and my leadership to ensure that this project fails or I fail,” Maimane said.
Maimane said it involved anonymous media leaks aimed at muddling his reputation and credibility, including the Cape Town house fiasco and the car he used that was donated by disgraced former Steinhoff boss Markus Jooste to the DA.
“This cowardly behaviour has put my wife and my kids in great danger as I watched, often in disgust, the pictures of our home being published in the media,” he said.
He said he did not believe the DA was well placed to take the country forward, echoing Mashaba’s statements that the party was dominated by people who did not believe in redress.
“Perhaps the DA is not the best vehicle suited to take forward the vision of building one South Africa for all and therefore it is with great sadness that in order to continue this fight for the vision I strongly believe for the country I so dearly love, I will today step down as leader of the DA,” he said.
Although they were left disappointed, some DA provincial leaders said they were satisfied that Maimane would remain a party activist including leading the parliamentary caucus.
“It is a sad day, but I think it is his democratic right. At least he would still be working towards his vision of building one South Africa for all,” said Sithole.
Sithole said during the federal council meeting on Wednesday that Maimane never mentioned that he was leaving his position.
Smalle said he did not think the party support would dwindle because of Maimane’s resignation.
“Mmusi is still part of the DA, still an MP, is still going to be caucus leader in Parliament.
“You need to understand that his character has been impacted negatively by other individuals, so it is very difficult for him to go out there in the public when there are so many issues against his name,” said Smalle.
Smalle was among a group of provincial leaders, who a few weeks ago, had backed Maimane.
The other leaders were John Moodey in Gauteng, Zwakele Mncwango in KwaZulu-Natal and Patricia Kopane in the Free State.
The other provincial leaders were not available for comment on Wednesday night.
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