Mmusi Aloysias Maimane is a South African politician, the leader of South Africa’s major opposition Democratic Alliance political party since 10 May 2015, and the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of South Africa since 29 May 2014.
He is the first black leader of the DA.
Maimane is a preacher, a director of a communication and training company and these has helped him acquire three properties.
Maimane owns his residence in Roodepoort and his other properties are in Wilgeheuwel and Weltevreden Park in Gauteng, according to his disclosures in the register of members interests tabled in Parliament.
He did not disclose the amount he receives for preaching at the Liberty Church. He did not disclose more on other categories as well.
Other opposition leaders declared theirs as well.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema also had little to declare.
Malema has an undisclosed number of shares at an undisclosed value in four trusts – Ratanang Family Trust, Mazimbu Investment Trust, Munzhedzi Family Trust and Kopano Charity Trust.
All the specific details are likely to be listed in the confidential section of the register, out of the public eye.
On paper, he appears to be landless, after his properties – a farm and a house in Polokwane and a mansion in Sandown – were attached, auctioned or sold to pay off his R16 million debt to the South African Revenue Service.
Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi is a landowner.
Buthelezi listed a house in Ulundi and 1 517 square metres of undeveloped land in KwaSishwilli. He also listed about R71 000 worth of shares in Old Mutual, R51 worth of shares in Kuphelele Investments Pty Ltd, about R101 250 worth of shares in Glenmib and Sanlam unit trusts to the value of about R21 000.
Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder has a tailor-made portfolio of ordinary shares in 14 companies that lean towards blue chips in media, financial and mining, plus 967 shares in British American Tobacco. He listed two directorships, P Con (Pty) Ltd farming company and Conquad Holding (Pty) Ltd. He owns an apartment in Melkbosstrand and a house in Potchefstroom.
Congress of the People Leader Mosiuoa Lekota has a sizeable land and property portfolio, with agricultural land in Jacobsdal, residential properties in Van Reenen, Westville, Bloemfontein and Kroonstad and another in Midrand via a family trust. He also owns business premises in Orange Farm. He has about R400 000 shares at HBM Investment, about R3 000 of Old Mutual unit trusts and undisclosed shares in Trade First.