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We are not a white party - Maimane

Derrick Spies | 2016-03-06 15:11:05.0
Leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party, Mmusi Maimane, is seen addressing some of the thousands of people who attended a party march through the streets of downtown Johannesburg , South Africa, 27 January 2016. The party was calling for more jobs to be created in the country as the local elections are expected to be held in the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane on Sunday said the ANC was undermining efforts of creating a reconciled South Africa by fabricating lies and accusing the DA of being a white party.

Speaking at the Richmond Hill voter registration station, where DA Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral candidate Athol Trollip re-registered to vote in the upcoming local government elections, Maimane said the DA was a party for all South Africans.

"Look around you. These are South Africans first and foremost. They are South Africans from all walks of life.

"The ANC's message that this party is white and that party is black is their effort to undermine democracy. We are not in the business of building a party for any particular race, we are in the business of building a party for all South Africans."

Maimane said the DA was the only political party focusing on reconciliation.

"Every other party in this country, including the ANC, is doing nothing but racialising and in fact undermining the democratic project of the rainbow nation," he said.

"ANC fabricate lies and delegitimise... They fall in stature when they say that. They have done nothing to advance the project of reconciliation. They have spent their lives undermining the fabric of building a reconciled South Africa," Maimane said.

Source: News24


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