Lindiwe Mazibuko
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South Africa's Mazibuko wins historic victory

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party has elected its first black parliamentary leader.

DA spokeswoman Lindiwe Mazibuko, 31, beat incumbent Athol Trollip, a white man, in the race for the job.

Analysts say her election shows the DA is trying to shed its image as a mainly white party in a country where black people constitute the majority.

Karen Allen reports from Cape Town.

  • 27 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa
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