|6. Mmusi Maimane – DA leader|
Apart from his criticism of the ANC, Maimane made headlines in 2015 after an email was allegedly sent by a woman who claimed she was one of several colleagues used by men (Maimane included) in the DA as “playthings”.
The email, according to its writer, was a warning to delegates to not put the wrong people in leadership.
Maimane, James Wilmot and Athol Trollip rejected allegations of a culture of crude sexual harassment within the party, reported Drum.
His wife, Natalie, was having none of it as she also publicly supported her husband and said the mud would “simply wash off”.
“16 years of friendship, 10 years of marriage. I know the character of @MmusiMaimane He’s the real deal. The mud will simply wash off,” she tweeted at the time.