Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen, has vowed that he will not apologize for the election posters in Phoenix, SurgeZirc reports.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is currently under fire for its poster in Phoenix as the KwaZulu-Natal chapter of the African National Congress (ANC) branded it as a racial slur.
The posters which carry the caption: “The ANC calls you racists, the DA calls you heroes,” did not go well with ANC as they accused the DA of being desperate and causing division amongst the people.
Steenhuisen who recently reacted to the comments of the ANC says he has no regrets whatsoever about the posters.
In a similar reaction, the DA in KwaZulu-Natal maintained that the posters were in no way portraying racial slurs but were in commemoration of those who stood up to protect their properties during the July unrest.
Recall that that during the July unrest, no fewer than 36 people lost their lives in the area in which some suspected individuals are still facing trial for murder charges.
In a contrary reaction, the Director of the Centre of Non-violence at the Durban University of Technology, Crispin Hemson, was of the opinion that the poster portrays contempt.
Hemson says the DA is using insensitivity to exploit alleged racial tensions that led to the deaths of more than 30 people in the area.