Phumzile van Damme rubbishes 'black exodus' message
DA MP Phumzile van Damme has rubbished rumours about an impending “black exodus” from the party.
This after a widely circulated WhatsApp message said Van Damme and other DA MPs, including Solly Msimanga and Makashule Gana, were going to hold a media briefing at party headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday to announce their resignations.
Van Damme, who has been vocal about the current goings-on in the DA, said the message was “nonsense” written by “ a very bored person”.
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Previously, Van Damme denied rumours that there was “race war” in the party, saying the claims were “lazy thinking”.
There is no black caucus. Contrary to popular belief, black people aren’t a homogeneous group, we are have agency and are capable of individual thought. There is no “race war,” as some lazy thinking would have it.— Phumzile Van Damme (@zilevandamme) October 6, 2019
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