Last week, the Democratic Alliance has suffered a series of nightmares. First, a Facebook blunder involving praise for PW Botha. Then, a DA-affiliated hereditary leader was found guilty of serious criminal charges. Then, they lost a ward in their Western Cape stronghold. Maimane has been driving for five months—how is he going to bring his ungainly political rig back onto the road? RICHARD POPLAK spoke with him in order to find out.