Earlier today Mmusi Maimane delivered a speech on race and identity in the DA and in South Africa, one of his messages being that racists mustn’t vote for the DA because they are not wanted.
You can go ahead and watch that speech in full HERE.
It turns out that some members of the crowd weren’t all that sure why they were there, with this below coming from TimesLive:
Lucky Black said he and his colleagues were picked up by members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Johannesburg CBD and asked to attend the briefing.
“They just told us that we should come to an important speech, but we weren’t told why or what it was about,” he told News24.
Another one of the men, Sipho Mkhize, said he was also asked to join, but that he did enjoy Maimane’s speech.
Mkhize and his four colleagues were part of a mixed audience at the debate on racism at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.
Back to that bit about racists not voting for the DA:
“I still believe that most people in our country, black and white, feel a sense of shared destiny and want this imperfect union to succeed. Yet, we are talking past each other and not listening and this causes the meaning to get lost in translation. We need to find each other again and recognise what we saw in each other all those years ago.”
He said there was no place in the DA for anyone who believed that the colour of their skin made them superior to others.
“If you are thinking of voting for DA and you are racist, please don’t vote for us.”
Better yet, why not book a one way ticket overseas and then call somewhere else home?
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