DA Nkandla visit racist, right wing: SACP

2012-11-03 14:00
DA leader Helen Zille. (File, Sapa)

DA leader Helen Zille. (File, Sapa)

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Durban - Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille's planned inspection of President Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla was nothing more than part of a racist right wing agenda, the SA Communist Party said on Saturday.

In a statement SACP spokesperson Malesela Maleka warned the DA leader that she would have to take full responsibility for the consequences of the visit to Nkandla on Sunday.

The Democratic Alliance said on Thursday it was planning to visit Zuma's private residence, where a R200m upgrade was in progress. Zille, accompanied by DA officials, would inspect roads around the property on Sunday and attempt to enter the compound.

"The SACP is peeved by the ongoing DA cheap publicity stunts and reckless attempts to score political points," he said. He said the visit was nothing more than a continuing attempt to insult Zuma.

"The SACP wishes to caution that Helen Zille must take personal responsibility, together with the DA, for any consequences arising out of such racist, insensitive and extremely provocative actions."

Maleka said the visit threatened the country's reconciliation between races. "The SACP urges Helen Zille, in the interest of national cohesion and unity to pull out of this dangerous publicity stunt." He urged the residents to protect Zuma's dignity.

- SAPA
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