It seems it's not just the ANC that are looking for new leaders in the coming year.
Tony Leon will step down as leader of the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) in May, he told reporters in Johannesburg on Sunday. He said 13 years in office is "the absolute upper limit of effective leadership".
"There is a danger, over time, that no matter how healthy or vigorous the internal workings of an organisation ... that the identity and branding of the party will be almost completely absorbed into the identity and personality of its leader," Leon said.
"This is not good for the health of the party -- or the nation -- and come to think of it, not particularly good for my health either!"
Leon will, however, remain an MP and continue writing a book he has been commissioned to publish.
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