Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane has hit back at his one-time lieutenant John Steenhuisen, slamming him as a "Judas" over comments the party's interim leader made in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.

Maimane took to Twitter on Saturday morning to defend his criticism of the ANC under its former president Jacob Zuma.

Maimane resigned as leader of the DA - and from the party as a whole - after the return of Helen Zille to a leadership position and the release of a hard-hitting review report into the party's performance in the 2019 general elections.

In the end there was nowhere to go for Mmusi Maimane, who resigned as leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday afternoon. Here's what you need to know...