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DA: Rajbansi introduced coalition to SA

2011-12-29 14:44

Cape Town - Minority Front leader Amichand Rajbansi had helped bring "coalition politics" to South Africa, the DA said, following his death on Thursday.

"He was one of the people who introduced the idea of coalition politics to South Africa by strategically aligning his party with others to achieve his objectives," Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said.

He was a renowned politician who had served for many decades in various key political positions, both before and after the advent democracy.

"He had significant influence in KwaZulu-Natal, where he was a well-known figure.

"The Democratic Alliance wishes his family and political colleagues fortitude during this time of mourning. Our thoughts are with them."

Rajbansi died after being admitted to Umhlanga Hospital outside Durban with bronchitis in October.

Comments
  • Willie - 2011-12-29 15:11

    Rest in peace "The Bengal Tiger"

      Yar - 2011-12-29 15:50

      @ubhejane The DA will do what it considers correct without guidance from ANC supporters like you. The NATS have always been at odds with the DA. The ANC merged with the NATS, or did you forget. Kortbroek belongs to you.

      Willie - 2011-12-29 16:46

      @ubhejane ,why don't you tell your ANC to expel Kort Broek , then you can start to spit another smelly puke

      ubhejane - 2011-12-29 17:09

      @Willie. I have no case who the ANC appoint as ministers. For all I care, Pieter Mulder can join them as well. The ANC and Afrikaners are from the same mould. Both huge fans of Apartheid. Pity you don't have the balls to put a face to your statements on here.

      Yar - 2011-12-29 19:23

      @Ubhejane I probably will not dislike because of your beige tint. But I will dislike you because you are arrogant, brainless and an ignoranus. (Yes not an ignoramus)

      ubhejane - 2011-12-29 19:45

      @Yar. The bike? The poems? Keep up the act Yar, just don't confuse yourself with yourself OK?

      Hans - 2011-12-30 09:21

      @ubhejane - I don't have to insult you, all you have to do is look in the mirror everyday and be insulted in what you see.

  • frank.hartry - 2011-12-29 15:44

    The DA is surely the strangest political opposition party in the world. Has Zille not read the unflattering James inquiry report of 1989. It was a time when Rajbansi was part of the apartheid P.W. government.Zille is so ignorant of South African history. She really does take the cake. Besides that RIP Rajbansi.

      ubhejane - 2011-12-29 16:19

      I agree Frank. She should just have been unavailable to comment. This comment of hers sounds a little bit concocted, as if she was caught unaware and didn't know what to say that would loose her the Indian support she is enjoying.

      Ask - 2011-12-29 18:50

      @Frank - I agree; well said... I also don't think that ALL Indians supported Rajbansi... My heart goes out to his family... politically - Absolutely no loss.

      Mantsho - 2011-12-29 22:56

      People, please this is politics, l dont see anything strange here, Helen Zille did axactly what she was supposed to do as a Leader and the colleague. Now, l never doubt Helen cause l know she is not a hypocrite and the liar,if Rajbansi was a chaged man, please give him peace.

  • Pixie86 - 2011-12-29 16:13

    you know, if other parties would just merge the current government would not have such a large majority. Everyone wants to be president or have the perks of being in parliament!

  • Peter - 2011-12-29 16:24

    His most famous quote: "I'll double-cross that bridge when I come to it."

  • eddie.enock - 2011-12-29 17:14

    ubhejane. You are one sick, mother dropped you on the church door, dude. Grow up and learn

      ubhejane - 2011-12-29 17:23

      Who do you want me to learn from Eddie? Shabir Shaik? Yes please! Dropped me on the church door? Please not! Breeding places of fools!

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