The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s mayoral candidate for the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Nqaba Bhanga said the controversial DA posters will not be used in his city, SurgeZirc SA reports.
Bhanga said that the party welcomes diversity, stating that the DA is a party for all races debunking earlier claims that the DA is a racist party. He said the party is motivated in ensuring adequate service delivery for the people and their immediate communities.
Recall that the DA on Tuesday displayed controversial campaign posters in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal with the caption: “The ANC called you racists. The DA calls you heroes.”
This however did not go down well with the opposition parties especially the ANC who vehemently condemned the posters and branded it as a racial slur and a desperate move.
The ANC said the posters were an attempt to divide the people and cause confusion amongst supporters.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has since ordered the removal of the posters yesterday, after suffering numerous backlash from opposition parties.
Bhanga has however distanced himself from any affiliations to the controversial campaign posters in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal.
He said: “I’m not the DA in KZN, I’m here in the Eastern Cape, here in Nelson Mandela Bay. Why don’t you ask the DA in KZN? As the DA in Nelson Mandela Bay, this is what I’m doing – I’m uniting coloured people, I’m uniting Indian people, I’m uniting white people and I’m uniting black people like me.”