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Race Relations: Steenhuisen Refutes Allegations That DA Is Struggling

“The DA’s values and principles remain the same, which is why the Siviwe Gwarube, Solly Malatse … all of those people find a home within the DA and they know that the DA is fighting for non-racialism.”

Race Relations: Steenhuisen Refutes Allegations That DA Is Struggling - SurgeZirc SA
DA leader John Steenhuisen/Photo File:Screengrabs

President of the Democratic Alliance (DA), John Steenhuisen has refuted allegations that his party is struggling with dealing with race relations internally, SurgeZirc reports.

Steenhuisen made this known in an interview with SABC where he revealed that the Democratic Alliance (DA) is the party that welcomes diversity.

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He maintained that the party is non-racial, stating that the DA has black leaders contrary to speculations making rounds about the party.

“The DA’s values and principles remain the same, which is why the Siviwe Gwarube, Solly Malatse … all of those people find a home within the DA and they know that the DA is fighting for non-racialism.”

READ MORE: Phoenix Election Posters: ANC Tag DA ‘Racist Organisation’

“They don’t allow our opponents to define who and what they regard as important for South Africa or to define them as individuals. They are all in important positions, not because they are black but because they are excellent South Africans. I really do think that this notion of this mass exodus of black leaders of the DA is a little bit far-fetched,” explains Steenhuisen.

Recall that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has been under fire for displaying a poster in which opposition tagged as a racial slur.

READ MORE: I’ll Not Apologize for Election Posters in Phoenix, Steenhuisen Vows

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The posters carry the caption: “The ANC calls you racists, the DA calls you heroes.”

However, Steenhuisen, has vowed that he will not apologize for the election posters in Phoenix. He said he has no regrets whatsoever about the posters.

The party 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.

No fewer than 36 people lost their lives in the area in which some suspected individuals are still facing trial for murder charges.

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Florence Sibiya for SurgeZirc SA
Florence Sibiya for SurgeZirc SA
Florence Sibiya is a highly dedicated and talented reporter for SurgeZirc SA Business News. With her passion for business and her commitment to delivering accurate and reliable news, she has become an invaluable asset to the team.
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